Another opportunity to test my new Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 lens availed itself yesterday. In the early evening, the rain stopped, and a great sunset was possible.
As in part 1, I set up the Roundshot VR Drive with my Sony A7S, on my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod with the TA-3 leveling base.
I make one subtle adjustment to yesterday’s Roundshot VR Drive set up- a slight change in the angles of view. With the Zeiss Loxia 2.4/85 lens and angles of view of x=118° and y=32°, the VR Drive calculate 2 rows of 10 images. Also, I had the bracket set to 3 images per position giving a total of 60 images and a duration of 45 s. (In part 1, the image total as 54.)
All image stitching was done with Kolor Autopano Giga 4.2, and HDR processing was done with Nik (Google) HDR Efex Pro 2.
Still not the sunset I wanted. In some of the panoramas there is a bald eagle, can you spot it?
After taking the image set for panorama 1, I decided to adjust the exposure. Image set one was taken at 1/250-s, 1/60-s, and 1/15-s at f22, and image set two was taken at 1/80-s, 1/20-s, and 1/5-s at f22. This is where I erred. I forget to adjust the image pause time on the VR Drive, so for panorama 2, the 1/5-s layer has a slight blur. I was going to delete the image but decided to leave to leave it. For the remaining panoramas, I adjusted the pause time.
All images can be reviewed on Flickr.