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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The World's Biggest Panoramic

If you're a panoramic-photo lover like me, you'll find this story from American Photography's Pro Photo Daily very interesting. If printed out the pano would be 322 feet across and 79 feet high! The photo takes a few minutes to load but it's pretty cool.

World Records: 320 Gigapixel Shot Is the Biggest Panorama Ever

PetaPixel   Tuesday February 26, 2013
An image of London made by stitching together 48,640 exposures taken with seven Canon EOS 7D DSLRs is the hugest panoramic photo ever, reports PetaPixel. The big picture, taken from the top of London’s BT Tower, offers a detailed, browsable 360-degree view of the city. (Go here to start your browsing.) Each of the 7Ds was equipped with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens and Extender EF 2x III teleconverter, and then attached to a Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama head. It took three weeks to stitch the images together.   Read the full Story >>

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Frank Kautz said...

Hi Jeff,

I loved this! It was a fantastic panoramic. I wish I could afford a GigaPan to do some better panoramas. I know I could do it without that, but I don't want to take the time to stitch them together in photoshop.


Jeff Wignall said...

Stitching is actually pretty quick in PS as long as you're talking about say 8-10 images. A few mins at most. But that pan consisted of a huge almost 50,000 images, lol. We'd be stitching for a couple of decades. :)