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Panoramic Stitching with the ALPA 12 PANO

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Panoramic Stitching with the ALPA 12 PANO
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Panoramic Stitching with the ALPA 12 PANO - The Math and Results

September 3, 2019

Achievable Formats with the ALPA 12 PANO, ©ALPA 2019

Format Calculation - ALPA 12 PANO, ©ALPA 2019

Preview of the Sample Images

Magreid, Full Image and 100% Crops

In order to avoid rotational stitching and its inherent need for crop and "multiple perspectives" when not finding the nodal point, @ALPA 2019

Clean flat stitch with the ALPA 12 PANO, @ALPA 2019

ALPA 12 PANO - The Very Wide

The ALPA Alpagon lenses HR 70, 90, and in future 138 mm offer a large image circle that often cannot be used in its entirety. So why not build the optimal stitching machine, especially for breathtaking panoramas? The new ALPA 12 PANO opens up completely new perspectives. Movements of only 10 to 12 millimeters are not enough. And that's why the PANO offers a full 35 mm of horizontal movement to the left and right with a newly conceived shifting system with fixed detents for "pre-programmed" final formats. And we keep the 10 mm for further rise and fall, simultaneously! 

The advantages of "flat stitching" over simple rotation are manifold. In particular, the time-consuming search for nodal points is no longer necessary, and the new live view backs allow convenient and straightforward framing. And this happens without much guesswork, as is often the case with rotational panoramas. 

The camera shares the handgrips with the ALPA 12 MAX, and apart from the spirit level module provided, additional elements can be mounted. The camera offers four mounting points in total.

ALPA 12 PANO Sample Images Full Resolution