04 Aug 08/01/17 Working up a Western Panorama from a telephoto lens–Fuji 100-400

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There are many times I like to take a moderate to medium length telephoto lens and stitch up a 3 to 5 part panorama. The telephoto lens works great on subject matter that I want to reach a bit, like in this example below of a mid morning shot of Mt. Whitney.

Sunlight on Mt. Whitney near Lone Pine California
For this shot, I used a Fuji X-T2 and the Fuji 100-400 zoom lens. I wanted to be able to hand hold this panorama and not mess with a tripod and leveling base as this just adds more time. On this day, the light was hard to work with as there was partial cloud cover. The light was spotty and I knew that to get this shot, I would have to move fast. The Fuji 100-400 pared with the X-T2 allows me to work totally hand held since the lens offers image stabilization and the stabilization is excellent. Since I was using the telephoto, I wanted to maximize the amount of coverage, so I took the scene in 5 vertical shots. I did not bracket the exposure, but the X-T2 does make that process easy when needed. I stayed at the base ISO of 200 and in fact did under expose the foreground just a bit.

To start the process, I used Capture One to work up the raw files. With the latest version of Capture One, the raw conversion for Fuji x-trans raw is about the best I have seen. This is version 10.1.2 of Capture One. I use Capture One is session mode, which mean, I only import the images I want to work on and Capture One puts a sub folder with the raw files where all of the image info is kept. This is unlike Lightroom’s catalog approach…

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