August 16, 2016 at 10:23 am #10043
Jay LeeForum Member
I am new to this and I have a Canon 5D mk2 full frame camera.
I am looking to start making 360 and virtual reality tours of hotel and residential rooms.
The lenses I have are 24-105mm and 18-55mm.
Are these suitable? I am looking to make very high quality room panoramas for high end hotels.
Thanks in advance for any advise given.
Regards.August 16, 2016 at 10:30 am #10044
Jürgen SchraderIVRPA Director Member director
Unfortunately the lenses you have are anything but ideal for that purpose.
To be honest, as a beginner you will have a hard time getting any useful results for interiors with these lenses. This is not to discourage you but to help you avoid frustration and giving up too early.
Have a look at our ressources page, study the material and get back with your questions.
IVRPA Vice PresidentAugust 16, 2016 at 10:39 am #10045
Jay LeeForum Member
Thank you very much for the reply,
Could you please explain as to why these lenses are not ideal for this purpose and what lenses for my camera would you recommend?
I really do appreciate your time to reply.
ThanksAugust 17, 2016 at 5:05 am #10046
Sam RohnIVRPA Director Member webmaster
a fisheye lens will make your life much easier shooting interior 360° panos, fewer shots required with fisheye equals less work, faster shooting, faster stitching, fewer seams will have less chance for stitching error etc
canon 18-55mm is intended for crop sensor camera, it will not give ideal results on full frame camera
a wide angle lens like 24mm or longer will work, but is not ideal for interior spherical panoramas as it require more shots to completely cover a sphere vs a fisheye lens for basically the same result
shooting with a 24mm lens on a full frame camera will require something like 3 rows of 12 shots each for a full sphere, kind of overkill for a hotel room, however you do get more pixels in final pano, so it would be good for cityscape or landscape or very large church etc with lots of far away detail and extra resolution is desired
shooting with a fisheye lens like the Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye or Canon 8-15mm f4 Fisheye Zoom will capture a full sphere with only 4 to 6 shots and will give sufficient resolution for typical hotels and shops etc interior panoramas
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