State Library of Victoria (Melbourne) inside La Trobe Reading Room

This image was taken inside the iconic dome of the State Library of Victoria. The room was opened 1913 and was designed to provide room for over a million books and up to 600 readers.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/60
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique
The shooting was done with a pole which I held at aprrox. 45° over the middle section (as there was a sign which said “no admittance” at the little doors of the central area.) The lens was mounted with a custom-made bracket. Stitched from four images taken with a Walimex (Samyang) 7.5mm fish eye lens on a Sony QX1. Four images around (up, down, left, right). I removed myself by hand in post-processing.

Central atrium of the Block Arcade

The Block Arcade is one of the tourst icons of the city of Melbourne. It was erected between 1891 and 1893. The panorama shows the central atrium of the arcade.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/60
F-Number: 7.1
Focal Length (mm): 7.5

Technique
The shooting was done with a pole. 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.

Entrance to visitor center of the Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a memorial for all Australians who have served in war. This panorama shows the entrance area of the visitor center.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/320
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. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Melbourne Central with Shot Tower

This image was taken inside the shopping area of Melbourne Central. The central feature is Coop’s Shot Tower under it’s conical glass roof. The tower is registered as a heritage building in the Victorian Heritage Register.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/100
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. The zenith was retouched by hand in post-processing.

Bayernpark in November

This panorama has been shot from a 6m high pole using the innovative Sony ILCE-QX1 ‘camera’. I took on e image in each cardinal direction and an extra shot to get rid of my shadow. For a more detailed description of the camera and lens setup see this post from PanoTwin Jürgen.

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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

Court House Courtyard

This panorama has been shot handheld with the innovative Sony ILCE-QX1 ‘camera’. I took one image in each cardinal direction and an extra shot for zenith and nadir. I held the camera obove my head to reach a higher view point and released using my smart phone. For a more detailed description of the setup see this post from PanoTwin Jürgen.

The maximum equirectangular panorama size of this setup is about 10000×5000 pixel according to PTGui. However the one you see below has been downsized to 6000×3000 pixel before publishing it on Google Views.

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-QX1
Exposure Time (sec): 1/160
F-Number: 9.5
Focal Length (mm): 7.5