Planinska jama (Planina cave)

This panorama shows Planinska jama (The Planina cave) which is one of the longest Slovenian water caves.

I was able to visit this cave at the annual PanoTools-Meeting 2015.

As the lens is a fisheye lens, four pictures easily cover 360°. To capture the large dynamic range of the scenery I took three exposures in each direction. I used a custom lens bracket on a tripod. The exposures were 2 f-stops apart. The exposures were blended in Lightroom and exported to be stitched with PTGui Pro. Zenith and nadir were retouched by hand in Photoshop.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Exposure Time (sec): 1/2
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

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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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