Problems with Panorama Mode
09, Apr 2013 06:46
You may like my pictures taken in panorama mode. It shows the wider view which can not be achieved by the wide-angle lens without distortion. However, there will be a vertical line when the camera "sweeps". It is caused from the exposure changes between sweeps, especially small lighter clouds present in the sky (Apparently, my camera lock iso and/or exposure during the panorama mode). Any ways to walk around? I tried to lower exposure -1 EV and other methods without success. The best way to "reduce" it by putting a dark neutral density filter (3x or higher) to reduce overall light intensities, but it introduces other problems: (1) need to use a tripod for much lower shutter speed and (2) the details of the clouds are reduced drastically. In the mean time, my little camera does not have a tread to mount the nd filter and I am holding filter in front of the camera to sweep. It is not easily achieved without reflections between lens and filter, and drew people's attentions with such a strange way to take pictures.
So far, I don't have any "reasonable" solution yet.