I have just picked up the Hahnal Triad 30 Tripod, and one of the reasons I bought it is it comes with a marked track for taking panoramic shots. The degrees are marked out and you can easily move the tripod through them and take a full 360 degree series of images.
This is my very first attempt and it highlights several issues.
- Shooting indoors in a circle really shows off the very different lighting conditions. To do a more balanced indoor shot I would have to use a temperature balanced flash.
- Whilst there is a 3 way spirit level on the tripod there is nothing on the ball head, and so, as can be seen in the example below, there is a slight leaning to one side. I will need to pick up a small spirit level to balance the camera out.
- I should have used my most wide angle lens, the 17-40mm rather than shooting with what was on the camera, the 25mm.
- A 360 vista of my untidy lounge is never going to be very exciting.
It is a lot of fun, and my weekend project will be to do this again and somewhere outdoors and far more interesting, the River or the Park.