Difference between Samyang 7.5mm, Samyang 8mm and Minolta 16mm on a full frame sensor camera

The following three images illustrate the three fish eye lenses on Sony cameras with a full frame size sensor (for example the Sony ILCE-7). To get these kind of images on a full frame sized sensor you have to shave the lenshood of the Samyang lenses.

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Difference between Samyang 7.5mm and Samyang 8mm on an APS-C sensor camera

The following two images illustrate the two fish eye lenses on Sony cameras with an APS-C size sensor (for example the Sony ILCE-6000 or the Sony ILCE-QX1). To get these kind of images on an APS-C sized sensor you have to shave the lenshood of the Samyang 7.5mm.

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Rebuilding the historic center of Frankfurt am Main.

This panorama shows the construction site of the historic center of Frankfurt am Main.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/500
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

The shooting was done with a 6 meter (appx. 20 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

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Prague Castle – Changing Of The Guard

I shot the panorama using a Walimex 7.5mm fish eye lens mounted on a Sony ILCE-QX1. I took four images – one in each cardinal direction – on a extended monopod construction. The nadir was shot additionally and retouched afterwards.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

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Overlooking the valley Ostrachtal

This panorama shows a nice viewpoint near the mountain pass Oberjochpass. The viewpoint offers great views into the valley Ostrachtal.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/640
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from six images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Five images around and an additional image for the nadir. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

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Standing inside the archway between Cathedral Cove and Mares Leg Cove

This shot was taken inside the archway between Cathedral Cove and Mares Leg Cove. As low tide was still about 3 hours 20 minutes away you can see the waves coming into the archway from Cathedral Cove.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/250
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique:
The shooting was done with a 2.60 meter (appx. 8.5 ft) pole to reach a more elevated viewpoint. The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from five images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around and an additional image for the nadir. Due to the high dynamic range of the sensor I only needed one exposure (with extreme boosting of the shadows while converting the raw images).

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