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Thanks Ray, Samy, and Georg!
I find I have good success stitching with the 105mm, but even with my 50mm I have too hard a time with distortions. It's quickly becoming one of my favourite tricks though, just taking the 105 and stitching to ramp up the FOV when needed.
Ray, awesome squirrel shot, and Georg, wonderful b/w of the derelict building. I was surprised by how affluent Hamburg seemed, there were basically no unkept buildings anywhere. It was quite a difference from Berlin, which had tons of "interesting" buildings all over the eastern parts of the city.
What does Silver Efex do that I can't do already in Aperture (or Lightroom, since they're roughly equivalent)? I know virtually nothing about it, but don't immediately see what it could do that Aperture doesn't already...
Thank you, Philip!
There aren't many unkept buildings in my hometown anymore - but some, especially really old ones under the protection of historic buildings and monuments, have been sold to investors who finally couldn't/wouldn't pay the high price for a renovation conform with the rules for protected buildings. Tearing something old down and building a "fancy" building out of concrete is much cheaper.
SilverEfex is a really useful tool for B&W-conversions of any kind. There are many presets from natural looking conversions up to dramatic ones and one can use a ton of sliders to adjust the presets or to start from a scratch (a color-picture in this case). Give it a try - free demo's are available for Aperture and Lightroom too.