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Here is my first attempt. I had a lot of trouble controlling Autopano. It seems to be missing some manual control options, and anyway, I just bought it today, so I am not so used to its tools. That's 36 shots with an M8 and a 50 Summilux Asph, at f/1.4, at about 1.5m.
Yes, I'm finding that autopano doesn't take to friendly to photos that are completely out of focus. However, every other stitching program I have tried (I tried stitcher and ptgui tonight) does even worse on defocused images!
Yes, autopano does have manual control point editing. That's not the strong selling point of the software though, from what I gather. Ptgui is probably better for this? I donno, I haven't done to much control point editing in autopano. I suspect I will be in the very near future though! The only bit of editing I have done so far, is select two images (either two already 'stitched' or one stitched and one that wasn't able to stitch) select the areas of both images that overlap, then hit "add control points" so far every time I have done that it has come up with a perfect match, even on defocused points. I've never had to add individual points one point at a time like ptgui. All in all, autopano seems to be exactly like the name suggests, very automated! Even the control point editing. you just kind of hint at what it needs to do, and it does it!