Posted Fri Mar 15 3:00AM
This looks maybe quite interesting for static scenes.
(Edited on 2013-03-15 03:02:06 by bunhill)
Posted Fri Mar 15 4:49AM
I nearly always take multiple shots (hand-held or mounted on a tripod, both works) and merge them in Photoshop. I can merge up to 60 Shots from the D300 without any distortion of horizontal lines etc. I could think this is also possible with the Sony Nex, so why buy extra gear? Or is there something I missed with this solution?
(Edited on 2013-03-16 00:42:06 by Sieboldianus)
Posted Fri Mar 15 5:25AM
Posted By Sieboldianus:
I nearly always take multiple shots (hand-held or mounted on a tripod, both works) and merge them in Photoshop. I can merge up to 60 Shots from the D300 without any distortion of horizontal lines etc. I could thing this is also possible with the Sony Nex, so why buy extra gear? Or is there something I missed with this solution?
This is quite different from that - because the lens stays fixed. The point of focus and framing is not going to change. Instead the camera sensor will move in a linear manner around the frame. The Nex is acting as a digital back. The pictures will look exactly as if they were shot on medium format. It is not just about more pixels - and it is not about a wider view. The camera is the lens and the box you mount it to. The Nex is only acting as a sensor.
Imagine, for example, trying to do short depth of field relatively close up shot using your method vs using a digital back. IIRC an 80mm f/2.8 lens on a 6x6 is equivalent to something like f/1.2 on a 50mm lens on a camera with 35mm sensor.
(Edited on 2013-03-15 05:30:37 by bunhill)
Posted Fri Mar 15 5:43AM
Got it... I actually never encountered the problem with close-up problem, because I nearly only shoot 70mm+ and most often at 200mm. The difference at this length is probably minor, but I do understand that this technique is not possible at 35mm and in front of a house.
Posted Fri Mar 15 8:22PM
Not convinced. Now if it had lens movements, that would be something else.
Does your typical MF lens have the resolving power to take advantage of this anyway? In terms of lens resolving power you may be better off with stitching a panorama from a FF DSLR with a good lens rather than using an MF lens. Trying to get 140MP from a 645 frame is asking a lot of the lens!
Not that the crop enlargements in the samples are from close to the centre of the frame. I wonder what they'd look like from the corners!