I have a 5D mk ii and a Tokina 16-28. I see that the Nikon 14-24 is an acceptable lens for VR panoramas and the Tokina is supposedly very similar to this lens.
From what I have read, the longer the focal length the better the resolution but the more pictures you have to take. I am tempted to pick up a Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX DG but since I have the Tokina and using this theory I can get better quality photos in the end it would seem to be redundant. I am gathering all my info from many places at this point trying to find the answers to my questions and I could use some advice...
Does anyone know where I can find how many images I should plan to take with this lens?
Does anyone have any thoughts on the Tokina 16-28 for 360 VR panoramas?
That and is the Nodal Ninja 4 the best panorama head for the 5D mk ii and the Tokina 16-28?
@zoom 16 6 shots around give an overlap of 19%, which normally should be 25%, 8 around give you 39%. You have to shoot 2 rows similar to the Nikkor 14-24 @zoom 16, around zoom >=24 you might need 3 rows.
I too tried to get info about NPP of this lens. But I could not find any. But this might be the problem. NN4 has a shorter upper rail than the old NN5 which is discontinued.
I travel... ALOT! I never get the atmosphere in a cathedral from a wide angle shot. It's impossible. I figure since I have the Tokina 16-28 and it is such a fantastic wide angle lens that it would take incredible panoramas but because of it's size and weight buying a M1-L at $760.00 seems a bit much to spend on a head when I have never done panoramas before. But then again buying a Sigma 15mm 2.8 and a nodal ninja NN3 is still more expensive than using my existing Tokina.
I am going to send a mail to support and ask for their advice on the lens :-)