My first post is inspired by a wonderful trip to Iceland. My friend and I did the 10-day tour around the island. We did not visit the northwest peninsula. The geology is truly exciting and very unique, any photographer's dream come true.
I invested in panoramic equipment for the trip and I am very pleased with the results. While there are endless single-frame shots, the scenery is so vast stitching 3-8 single and double row shots allows for a natural view of the gorgeous scenery. I enjoy taking panos of the New York City skyline, my preference is the likes of an Iceland, hands down.
It was useful taking shots with my iPhone in the car; and many came out quite nice. Frankly, there is zero comparison to the precision of a DSLR (or if you have a good mirrorless). While some photographer-bloggers are not to pleased with the development of phone-photographers, instagrammers, etc, I think this is a huge boon for photography.
At this time my preference is a DSLR full-frame sensor. It's low-light performance and dynamic range are still not matched by most mirrorless. However, from what I have recently seen some mirrorless are clearly making headway. Certainly the light weight is a huge plus. However, choice of lenses for mirrorless is still extremely depleted.
I welcome any comments on these discussions or about any photos on my website.
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Keith A Manning
Photographer specializing in Cityscapes, Landscapes, Portraits and Fine Art.