primary my questions during this year is to find a good quality prof. camera/lens combination,
(indoor & outdoor panos, up to 85mm focal)
so fullformat I guess...
... but than ?
currently I've a canon eos 400D with some lowend lenses I will truely not miss if I would change to nikon...
but to be honest? I've no clue which body could be best quality (lets say up to 3000â‚¬ for the body)
canon 5D mkII? rumors say that maybe this year a 5DmkIII could be released (dont expect the mkIII will have 36mp like the NikonD800)
canon 1Dx? (out of the 3000â‚¬ limit I gave me - but would it be worth the money for panos? or the Nikon D4 - but why has the D4 1/3 of the D800 pixels but the double price?)
(video is no criteria for me)
nikon D800? megapixelralley deluxe & currently unknown quality?
D800: wow: HDR from 2 images simultanously shot with one shutter
I have my doubts on nikons currently: very different in price and also with very different megapixels from 16-36...
ISO: is the feature to bump up the iso value on recent cameras up to 25.000,100.000 or even 204.000
of any value, I mean If I would take a night pano of a city with 50mm on fullformat, I would use promote systems device for HDR bracketing lets say 7-9 brackets.
are the images usable with such a high iso used?
which canon L lens / nikon would be perfect fitting for
- internal panos (8,10,14-30mm?) with lowest possible images, alternativley more image for higher resolution)
- external panos (8-85mm)
The Canon 5DII is the optimal camera for this purpose. Why? ok:
1) it costs about 1700.-â‚¬ Very cost-effective. IÂ´m curious whether a 5DIII can top it.
2) it provides 21MPx.
3) it takes Nikon-lenses also (manual).
4) the image-quality is exorbitant good.
5) the image quality is still good at 1600ISO
6) in terms of pano-heads itÂ´s positive of being able to unmount the battery grip because of matching the NPP alignment.
7) Magic-Lantern hack is an alternative firmware which provides very interesting features like 9-step bracketing and some others.
In my eyes itÂ´s no question that this camera is ideal for pano-makers.
Cameras like Canon 1DsIII, Nikon D3x are too expensive, too large, too heavy and have features nobody needs for pano-shooting.
I had a D3x on my manual Manfrotto head - i still prefer a 5D2.
Nikon D4 and Canon 1DX sure are superb cameras - but rather for sport, journalism and movies than for panos.
The D800 first has to proove a good quality like the one of the 5D2 from itÂ´s new 36MPx . . (iÂ´m not sure it will).