We always shoot at 18 mm to maintain the visual impression (as you say
) I mean the zoom capability in the finished panorama.
Sorry - are you sure you shot this pano with 18mm. I doubt you would have needed 288 shots but no more than 40 or so instead.
Looking @100% shows that your equirectangular image isn´t blown up to much more than 1:1.
And, as luck would have it, it is actually extremely important to maintain a high level of detail in these panorama tours. They are so higher ups can identify issues within the rooms, so they need to be able to zoom right in close and have that clarity. Do you suggest a different way?
I usually do the same:www.klausesser.de/Stadthalle http://www.360impressions.de/ArchivSchadowstrasse/
200 shots using a 85mm lens. I shot full spheres - you didn´t. So you would have need an even much lesser amount of pictures.
I also wonder if the technique in this video might be a viable option: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K26Ki4hY ... E590A546A9
That was what I was wondering when I mentioned trying to fix the issue within the software.
I think there are some options to save your pano by editing the CPs manually. Just give it a try!
Also, I very much admire the panorama you posted earlier. In a perfect world, where I could replicate your process step by step, what would I be doing? Would you be willing to share your process?
What you can do to achieve the results i get: just setup your rig more carefully and get used to AutoPanoGiga intensely. That´s it - no rocket-science at all
Ok - some knowledge in photograhic craftsmenship definitely also helps . .
best and good luck, Klaus