World's largest panoramic photo now much, much larger
February 22, 2013 3:06 PM Subscribe
An amazing image of London taken from the top of the BT Tower has set a new record for the world’s largest panoramic photo. The image shows a full 360 degree view of London in incredible detail.
The image was shot over 3 days with Canon 7D DSLRs from the 29th floor of the BT tower in London at the end of 2012 Games. It is 320 gigapixels (the previous record holder was 80 - previously on the blue
) and is comprised of over 48,000 individual RAW files.
The lenses used were all 400mm f2.8L lenses with 2x extenders. Meaning the final focal length was 800mm. Since these are crop sensor cameras, the effective focal length is further multiplied by 1.6, meaning the effective focal length equivalent on a 35mm sensor or piece of film would be a 1280mm lens. Hence the truly amazing level of detail.
The whole thing is online and ready to explore. The company that created the photo, 360cities, has a version
with a few more features (like a map and landmark tour).
Discussion on photography forum Fred Miranda.
You can even zoom all the way into Brixton