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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Ludwig-Maximilians-University Areaway

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.

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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): HDR
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8

Ponte Lombardo, Venice

Ponte Lombardo in Venice spans over Rio Malpago
and ends at Fondamente de la Toletta.


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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1/1500
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 3200

Bridge over Rio Malpaga at Rio de le Elemente

The two rivers are in reality two canals in Venice, Italy. They meet just below the bridge, the pano was shot on.


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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1/350
F-Number: 8
Focal Length (mm): 8
Lens: Sigma 8mm/F4
ISO: 3200

Olympic Park Munich Viewpoint after Sunset

This panorama shows the Olympic Park in Munich about an hour after sunset. The original panorama was stitched from seven portrait oriented images. The final dimensions are 8443×2938 pixels.

Sunset Over Olympic Park
Sunset Over Olympic Park

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Camera Maker: SONY
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1/6
F-Number: 2.8
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Other
ISO: 400

Skyline of Frankfurt/Main at dusk (2004)

This is the very first panoramic image which I shot with my first DSLR camera. I used a tripod and took eight images in portrait orientation. The size of the resulting image is 12466 x 3000 pixel.

Frankfurt Skyline at dusk
Frankfurt Skyline at dusk

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Camera Maker: KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model: DYNAX 7D
Exposure Time (sec): 1.5
F-Number: 2.8
Focal Length (mm): 28
Lens: Minolta 28-70mm/2.8
ISO: 200