Multirow Spherical Panorama made with the Sony NEX-5

Some weeks ago a question came up, whether it is possible to stitch a panorama from so called sweep panoramas made with the Sony NEX-5. The short answer is: NO. You can read the detailed answers in my two recent posts: #1 and #2.

Here is now the result with the same camera and lens: A Sony NEX-5 with the pancake 16mm lens. I mounted the camera on a tripod and shot a multirow panorama with three rows, each row using eight portrait shots. I used a custom panorama head that I set up quickly for the new camera/lens combination (it has not been aligned perfectly for the NPP).

I set the image quality for shooting to RAW. The resulting images were processed using Bibble 5 Pro. Almost the only processing done with Bibble was correcting the CA of the lens. Further processing like correcting lens vignetting and adjusting the a, b and c parameters for the lens was done with PTGui Pro.

Fountain in Schwabing

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Originally this panorama was my submission to the World Wide Panaorama event 'Decade'. I took it with a monopod mounted on a tripod and took four images with the Walimex 8mm fishe exe lens mounted on the Sony ILCE-7.

Today I did some tests with the two lens adapters Sony LA-EA2 and Sony LA-EA4, which can be used to adapt a lens with a Sony A-mount to a camera with an Sony E-mount.
The Ludwigs Maximilians University has been founded in 1472 in Ingolstadt and moved to Munich in 1826. This panorama shows the areaway between the main entrance and the lecture hall.

From the 85m high tower of Munich's town hall you have a great view over the city centre. When you're lucky you can even see the Bavarian alps in the distance. The tower can easily be ascend via elevator.

The Protestant church in Bad Hindelang is the former black death chapel. It is outside the main village and has been built in 1747/1748.

I wondered about the impact of my corrections at the stage of post-processing the test-images from yesterdays article. To answer this question I picked the image taken with an aperture of f=8 and compare a uncorrected and a corrected version of the image.
This panorama is a tribute to Joseph von Fraunhofer (* March 6, 1787 – † June 7, 1826) a German physicist and optician. He was born in Straubing and died in Munich. This panorama shows his tomb in Munich.

Protected: Team DB Vertrieb at the JPMCCC 2015
Sculpture Umschreibung – Inside
Comparing image crops of Sony LA-EA2 and Sony
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Areaway
Comparing Sony LA-EA2 and Sony LA-EA4
Munich Town Hall Tower North East Corner
Protestant Church in Bad Hindelang
Comparing corrected and uncorrected images of CV12mm/5.6 on
At Joseph Fraunhofer’s Tomb
Panoramic images awarded

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