Artisan New wrote:
You can program a Nikon to hack it's own EXIF.....in that case you have to "tell" the Nikon it's using a 5.6 mm lens and it will ad that to the EXIF data....
The infamous Ken has written about it:http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/cheapskate-lenses.htm
Maybe a way round things as well......brilliant thought......( if you enter a manual focus lens' data in the Non-CPU Lens Data menu (towards the bottom of the wrench menu), you'll get full Color Matrix metering, Auto exposure and EXIF data. ).
On the D800 you can type in the values of several non-cpu lenses in terms of focal length and aperture. With Ai lenses the aperture-ring is coupled to the meter. Focal and aperture are recorded in the EXIFs.
Lens model (fe or rect) is not recorded this way.
But as said before - letÂ´s define what weÂ´re taking about:
Untrained people shooting and processing panos. Most likely they will use the same lens all the time - changig lenses and changing settings would overstrain their abilities.
So it comes to use a fisheye for, letÂ´s say: 90% of the shoots.
Having made a template for a particular lens is the very same - and sometimes better - as having EXIFs.
The easiest way to automate a shooting is to define a dedicated pattern and workflow. Shootig accordingly to the pattern and processing the images with the template can be done FULLY AUTOMATED even when thereÂ´s not a single bit of EXIFs in sight.
You donÂ´t need to be trained at all pushing a "start" button.
Another thing is to use completely untrained people for producing panos . . .