In addition to the above, the optical resolution of what is presented is of the order of 40 gigapixels:http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151565323466412.1073741825.602476411&type=1
Is anyone who was involved in this prepared to explain what actually went wrong?
I'm not doubting 48,000 images were shot for this.
But there is no evidence presented anywhere that they were actually successfully stitched and rendered at full resolution.
I can't imagine that Canon would be too pleased about the image quality supposedly coming out of one of their >$11K lenses...