21 May Maximizing the image quality of Fuji’s X-Pro2

The higher resolution of the Fuji X-Pro2 coupled with the lower noise has led me to begin using if for creating stitched image panoramas capable of producing extremely large images. This photo of the Chrysler taken as the setting sun briefly popped out from behind cloud cover to throw a golden light onto the top of the Chrysler Building. I didn’t have much time, and under the circumstances couldn’t even use a tripod. Nonetheless, I decided to take a change of capturing several hand-held images with the Fuji 100-400 fully extended and try to combine them later.

The photo below is the result of this effort. It is comprised of four vertical images stitched together in PTGui stitching software. Because I was not on a tripod the edges of the images did not overlap exactly and left steps on the sides. Rather than crop then straight or fill them in, I preferred to leave them as is to draw the viewer closer into the process used to create the final photograph.

The final image size is 40″ tall with image quality capable of making a 6-8′ vertical print.