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I took over 8 panoramas yesterday morning - here's the shortest of them comprised of JUST 3 portrait-oriented images:
400/5.6 ED AI @ f/8 - Naked (no CPL)
I like this one best on my screen-challenged laptop - love the three layers of color, and how BLUE the water is without a CPL - you have some great light up there in the NW when the clouds get blown out of town. Do you use a wibal card, or just ballpark it based on in-camera white balance? I like he wibal card, but it doesn't really do anything for sunrise/sunset color correction when you want the cast on the image.
The wide version shows you took very good care of leveling the tripod, or you're as good at cropping and content-aware filling as I am with my handheld panos. I usually have some horizon creep. One of these days I'll get a leveling base, since the bubble level in the arca clamp isn't accurate enough.
That 400mm f5.6 ED is no slouch - been thinking about getting one or the 3.5, but first I want that really long lens. The 800mm in B&S is too long (and too expensive for MF) - 800mm f5.6 is a lens for people with a PhD in manual focusing who are shooting small critters primarily. In 7 years of motorsports shooting, when going long, I shot 600mm 90% of the time, 840mm 9.9%, and 1200mm 0.1% at the most. It's just too long and it was MF (f8 didn't AF on the EOS film bodies)