Reprojection of another bridge in Venice

This is a transverse mercator reprojection of a spherical panorama of another bridge in Venice.

Reprojection of another bridge
Reprojection of another bridge

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: NEX-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/320
F-Number: 5.6
Focal Length (mm): 7.5
Lens: Walimex 7.5mm/3.5
ISO: 100

Reprojection of Ponte Lombardo, Venice

This is a transverse mercator reprojection of a spherical panorama of Ponte Lombardo in Venice.

Reprojection of Ponte Lombardo
Reprojection of Ponte Lombardo

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: NEX-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/250
F-Number: 5.6
Focal Length (mm): 7.5
Lens: Walimex 7.5mm/3.5
ISO: 100

Panorama of the construction site of the European Central Bank (ECB) at dusk

This panorama was stitched from six images in landscape orientation. The size of the final image is 5.875 pixel x 11.127 pixel. It shows the construction site of the European Central Bank at dusk.

Construction site of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main
Construction site of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 6
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 100
Lens: Minolta 100mm/2.8 (Macro)
ISO: 100

Reprojection of Ponte de la Madalena, Venice

This is a stereographic reprojection of a spherical panorama of Ponte de la Madalena in Venice.

Reprojection of Ponte de la Madalena
Reprojection of Ponte de la Madalena

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: NEX-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/250
F-Number: 5.6
Focal Length (mm): 7.5
Lens: Walimex 7.5mm/3.5
ISO: 100

Luitpoldpark in December

This is the first pole panorama I shot with the Sony ILCE-7 camera and the Walimex Pro 8mm fisheye lens. In order to use this lens on the camera I had to remove the sun shade. However this was quite easy, as it is made from plastic. I was able to remove it using a small side cutter and a cardboard cutter.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7
Exposure Time (sec): 1/320
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Walimex 8mm/2.8
ISO: 100

Voigtländer Super Wide Heliar 15mm/4.5 attached to Sony A7 (ILCE-7) via Novoflex NEX/LEM

In a recent article I described, why the E-mount of the Sony ILCE-7 is so interesting for people with legacy lenses and how to configure your Sony ILCE-7 to assist when taking pictures with these lenses. In another article I also described, how to get rid of the magenta cast in the corners when you are using ultra wide lenses on the cameras which incorporate the Sony E-mount.

And here is another example of a legacy ultra wide lens adapted to the E-mount.

Voigtländer Super Wide Heliar 15mm/4.5 attached to Sony A7 (ILCE-7) via Novoflex NEX/LEM
Voigtländer Super Wide Heliar 15mm/4.5 attached to Sony A7 (ILCE-7) via Novoflex NEX/LEM

Originally this lens was constructed for the M39 screw-mount of early Leica cameras. So you could either use an Novoflex NEX/LEI adapter or you use an M-Bayonet Adapter and the Novoflex NEX/LEM adapter. Depending on your other lenses one of this options should suit your needs. Personally I use the second option and I don’t have any problems while focusing.

If you’d like to read an intensive review of the lens then take a look at this page.

Voigtländer Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm/5.6 attached to Sony A7 (ILCE-7) via Novoflex NEX/LEM

The lens mount of the Sony NEX camera system is called E-mount. The E stands for Eighteen, as the flange focal distance of the Sony NEX camera series is exactly eighteen millimeters. Most interchangeable lens systems use a longer flange focal distance and therefore you can adapt nearly every available lens to the E-mount of the Sony NEX camera system.

In this case I used the NEX/LEM adapter from Novoflex to adapt an Voigtländer Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm/5.6 to a Sony A7 (ILCE-7). As this camera incorporates a full frame sensor this setup equals to a focal length of 12mm.

Voigtländer Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm/5.6 attached to Sony A7 (ILCE-7) via Novoflex NEX/LEM
Voigtländer Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm/5.6 attached to Sony A7 (ILCE-7) via Novoflex NEX/LEM

You must be aware that this combination only allows manual control. But the Sony A7 (ILCE-7) camera assists in the use of manual lenses if the camera is proper configured:

  1. Make sure you enable the shooting without a lens: Menu → Custom Settings (gear icon) → 3 → Release w/o Lens → Enable
  2. Set the Focus Magnification Time using Menu → Custom Settings (gear icon) → 1 → Focus Magnif. Time → No Limit
    You can choose between No Limit — 2 Sec — 5 Sec.
  3. Set the Peaking Level using Menu → Custom Settings (gear icon) → 2 → Peaking Level → Mid
    You can choose between Low — Mid — High.
  4. Set the Peaking Level using Menu → Custom Settings (gear icon) → 2 → Peaking Color → Yellow
    You can choose between Yellow — Red — White.

Switch your camera to A- Mode (aperture priority) and use the Focus Magnifier function to get a perfectly sharp picture even when shooting a fast lens wide open. The default configuration of the camera assigns the Focus Magnifier function to button C1 (Custom Button 1). You can reassign the function using Menu → Custom Settings (gear icon) → 6 → Custom Key Settings.