View Full Version : Best lens for panoramics - Having problems with my lens

04-21-2009, 04:01 AM

Help me?

I have a Canon 1000d with 18-55mm kit and i have been doing some panos.
The lens i have for interior (bedrooms, wc, etc) is not so good, in fact I can't do any pano in perfect conditions.

I do not want to spend much money for a lens fot now, sigma 10-20mm or Tamron SP AF 10-24mm are good lens? Can eny one suggest another or some that does not go very far from どィ 500, 550どィ at most fisheye included.


04-21-2009, 04:15 AM
Hi ... (what's your name?)

Are you using a Nodal Ninja head? If so which one?

For the lens I'd recommend to you the Sigma 8mm f/3.5 but you wont find a new one for 500 euros... The Tokina 10-17mm would come into your price range. You'll need 6 shots around plus one shot vertical and one or two shots down for a full 360 image.

You can order the lens from us here: http://360tacticalvr.com/systems/fisheye-lenses/tokina-10-17mm-2.html.

04-21-2009, 04:29 AM
My name is Tiago and yours?
I have a Nodal Ninja 3 mkII with R-D8 Rotator package.
The sigma 10-20mm is not good?

04-21-2009, 04:37 AM
Hi Tiago,

My name's Andy (signature at bottom of posts)

The Sigma 10-20mm is a good lens but unless I'm wrong it's not 10mm on a DX sensor so you'll need to take a lot more shots with this lens for your camera. the Tokina will give you the least number of shots in your price range. The Sigma 8mm will let you take a full 360 with only 4 shots but Sigma recently put their prices up...

John Houghton
04-21-2009, 09:21 AM
Tiago, See http://www.vrwave.com/ for details of how many shots are needed for various lenses. The Sigma 10-20mm would need 17 shots. The Tokina 10-17mm fisheye is a versatile lens and would be a good choice well within your price range.


04-25-2009, 12:15 PM
Hi Tiago,

I use a Tokina 10-17 on a cropped sensor(1.6) Canon 350D with the Nodal Ninja NN3 MK II and it works a treat.

Some images of mine here.


I throughly recommend the lens, it has been one of my best buys.

All the best,