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Suggested number of pictures needed to shoot a 360 degree panorama on a 35mm camera

Landscape camera orientation

Lens Focal Length (mm) Minimum Number of Pictures Overlap (%) Maximum Number of Pictures Overlap (%) Vertical Field of View (degrees)
15 (full-frame fisheye) 4 38% 5 50% 92
14 5 31% 7 51% 81
18 5 20% 8 50% 67
24 6 19% 10 51% 53
28 7 21% 11 50% 46
32 8 23% 12 49% 41
35 9 27% 13 49% 38
50 12 24% 18 49% 27
60 14 23% 21 49% 23

Portrait camera orientation
Lens Focal Length (mm) Minimum Number of Pictures Overlap (%) Maximum Number of Pictures Overlap (%) Vertical Field of View (degrees)
15 (full-frame fisheye) 5 22% 8 51% 145
14 6 26% 9 51% 104
18 7 24% 11 51% 90
24 9 25% 13 48% 74
28 10 22% 15 48% 65
32 11 20% 17 48% 59
35 12 21% 18 47% 54
50 17 22% 26 49% 40
60 20 20% 30 47% 33

Note that these figures are given only as suggestions, ImageAssembler can handle photos with less or with more overlap than what is recommended here.

Values given for photos with a 3:4 ratio. Values will differ slightly for 2:3 ratio photos.

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