02-22-2012, 12:40 AM
My main two lenses are an 18-135mm zoom, which isn't the bwst lebs in the world but alllws me to get very wide or really long if i want to photograph an element in the distance. Also I use a 50mm 1.4 prime for lower light shooting and for doing tiled shooting at bracketed exposures. If I have the time and a tripod then I like to shoot bracketed exposures to create 16bit EXR's from later. When I was away in New York over the new year, I did a couple of 180 degree shoots from our hotel balcony, which consisted of about 40 bracketed tiles. I used some proprietary tools to stitch it, and that created about a 40k stitch, so when I need to grab stills of certain areas i can render an EXR from that and even if I push right in on that to render an element in the far distance I can normally still keep around a 5k resolution, works great for matte painting! I'll see if i can rended a low res lat-long to share with you.
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