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Most of my shots are the result of stitching several photos into one image.
As a primarily pano photographer, I've mainly used focal length from 50mm to 200mm since I find these focal length to be the best ones for panorama format… I finally ended up with only 2 lenses: a 50mm and a 70-200mm I recently completed with a 35mm.
For about one year, I've found myself wanting to try different formats, especially the portrait format for landscape photos. At this time, I didn't want to buy an extra lens dedicated for landscape, so I did it with my 50mm.
The major issue I encountered was DOF blending the images. Took me about 2 months to come up with a technique that works well… Another issue is to frame the image in your head before taking all the photos.
Here are two examples with details viewed at 100%:
6 shots stitched taken with a Canon 50mm F1.8 II, equivalent FOV of a 24mm.
Left = far top left corner, center = a detail of the stalk in the foreground, right = a butterfly on the big red rock.
6 shots stitched taken with a Samyang 35mm F1.4, equivalent FOV of a 14mm.
Left = details of the tree, right = details of the bush on the left of the fern in the foreground.
Of course, the great advantage of this is to have a HD image you can print large. Both of these can be printed at 24x36" at 300dpi!
That said, I really don't think that stitching images to achieve the result of a WA lens is the good way to go. It can be a real time consumer and difficult technique at the beginning, and is not worth the effort for 99% of the photos most of photographers take.
Even if it took me around 15-20min to process the two above images (including the stitching, the focal/exposure blending and the post processing), I do not consider the samples I posted to be worth the stitch.
I'm now about to buy a WA angle lens to get what I want in a single frame and keep my technique for THE photo if I have the chance to get it someday