Very nicely done. I was wondering what the zenith should be linked to, and your suggestions make sense. I'm curious Mediavets...did you change the focal length of one image like you did the other indoor facility? Or did you just run as is? In terms of your question of access....we do web work for the NFL team so I get access to the facility for this work.
I did shoot one +65 zenith and one +90...but I shot the main row at 0. Mediavets...should I get a better result using the +65 zenith image and the 6 across at 0? Do you have a magic formula for this or is it the same as what you've described above? You said "I shoot the main row of 6-around at about -10 degrees of opitch and the 'zenith' at about +65 degrees of pitch."
1. No, in this instance I didn't change the focal length of one image - I just forgot but it's fine anyway. It's probably unnecessary with FE shots anyway, because as I understand it APP uses a different approach when stitching FE images and always calculates the focal length, using the EXIF data merely as a guide.
2. The 'magic formula' - if there is one - that I use is to shoot the 6-around at -10 (rather than zero) because that makes the nadir hole much smaller, and the 'zenith' at +65 because that means I'm most likely to get a good link between the main row and the zenith, esp. if the zenith area is relatively featureless (eg. plain blue sky or a relatively featureless ceiling) but it would do no harm to shoot both one or two separate +65 'zenith' shots and a +90 zenith. Then you can choose which to use when you stitch.