Can I get an opinion if it is worth using the lens locked stitching for distant work?
I dusted off the Alpa Max with its stitching attachment that means the tripod is attached to the lens panel rather than the camera body. The lens never moves as the back stitches up/down and left/right around it. The lens lock bracket is a decent grip, but not quite as stable as locking the camera body itself to the tripod. My question is whether its worth it to use Lens Locked Stitching (LLS) for farther away subjects. I suspect with just 60mm of travel, parallax is so minimal its not worth the bother.
what do folks here do, if they are using a Max or similar for stitching work on distant architecture/ cityscapes? I'm also keen to hear recommendations for stitching software that can handle 4/6 way stitches better than Photoshop's 'Photomerge'