View Full Version : Favorite Focal Length for Single and Multi-row Stitched Panoramas

12-21-2009, 10:06 AM
Please adjust for the size of your sensor, e.g., 50mm on APS-C would select 100mm in the poll.

Pick the closest value to your actual focal length.

Please add other suggestions in the comments.

Perhaps two polls would be better: One for DX/APS-C and one for FX? Let me know and suggest focal lengths/ranges and I'll be happy to create a couple of new polls.

Happy Holidays to all.

12-21-2009, 10:13 AM
I've been using a Nikon 20mm F/2.8D on APS-C (30mm equivalent), but have moved on to a full-frame D700 and am selling all my old lenses.

I've been considering the Nikon 12-24mm and something in the 100/105mm (Nikon 105mm F/2.8G VR or Zeiss ZF.2 100mm F/2 Macro-Planar). I've been thinking that the longer focal length might really help to pull distant panoramas in closer and provide a lot more detail. It'll take a lot more shots with such a narrow FoV, but storage is cheap these days, right?

nick fan
12-21-2009, 07:28 PM
it all depends on the resolution you want to achieve and the time you want to spend on photo taking and stitching.


12-21-2009, 07:33 PM

Of course. I'm just curious to hear how others like to shoot.

A couple of mistakes, I should have said 50mm on APS-C would be 75mm on FX, assuming a 1.5x crop. I believe Canons can be closer to 1.6x. And, it's the Nikon 14-24mm that I'm considering purchasing.