This will most probably not be part of the daily assignment or the holiday pics of the majority of the photographers out there. Never the less it is impressing.
Rainforest Expeditions tour director Jeff Cremer visited Peru’s Machu Picchu back in November 2012 and shot 1,920 photos using a Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) and a Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens (price & specs). The whole shooting lasted almost two hours. The images have later been stitched together, the overall rendering time was one and a half hour. The final image has a size of 297,500 x 87,500 pixels and a resolution of 15.9 Gigapixels.
Refurbished EOS 7D at the Canon Direct Store for $1,019.32 (click here).
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