54472Re: Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for panos?
- Jun 4, 2012When I want/need a compact setup I'm using a Sony NEX-5 with the 16mm pancake lens and the fisheye adapter (VCL-ECF1) attached. You need 6 shots around and top and bottom. This gives you an eqirectangular with 12000x6000 pixels with the original 14.2 MP version, a bit larger with the newer NEX-5N!
Three examles for this setup (all handheld):
I held the camara through a very small window in Bavaria's head:
Handheld with a Philopod:
Handheld over my head:
Read a detailed review about this setup here:
When I want to shoot with less shots I use the Sigma 8mm fisheye attached via the Alpha to E-mount adapter (LA-EA1).
One problem with the NEX for pole setups is the lack of a cable release. I solved this by building an Arduino remote trigger:
A second problem is the limited bracketing option you have: only -+0.7 EV :-(
I love the very small and compact setup of the NEX-5 + 16mm + VCL-ECF1 especially for the "allways carry with me occasion".
Another option for the NEX could be a modified Samyang 7.5mm (or maybe the native version when available):
I hope this is not only a rumour!
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