Category Archives: Panorama


Graflex 4×5 Digital Back DIY

A Graflex Super Graphic 4×5 camera with lenses popped up on Craigslist for $125.  The seller, a photographer Timothy Wilson, explained that he no longer had time for the camera.  He knew the price was a bargain (Thank you, Tim!).  After buying it, I began to research and discovered that other tinkerers are breathing new life into the 4×5 format.  New55Film is manufacturing instant film, which can […]

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WIFEL for Panoramas

Here’s the acronym for my pre-panorama checklist: WIFEL. W: White balance, set MANUAL, like Daylight if you’re outdoorsI: ISO, set MANUAL, to the lowest you can use, like 100 outdoors.F: Focus, set MANUAL and focus for the important depthE: Exposure, set MANUAL (scan the scene and set to important stuff)L: Level, is the camera/tripod level? In other words, take the camera OFF AUTO! If you […]


Sigma SD14 as Panorama Camera

I built a quick manual panorama maker for the Sigma out of particle board and lazy susans.  Here’s the setup: I used the 50-200mm lens, and set it to 50mm.  Although the camera takes nice pictures, as expected, the buffer is too slow.  After taking about 7 images I’d have to wait around half a minute while the buffer emptied, and then take 7 more.  […]

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