I was searching for a first project I wanted to shoot with my new gadget. The remote trigger for the Sony NEX 5 I presented in the previous post. I decided to shoot a timelapse video. As I did not have my time lapse trigger with me but a laptop I applied some changes to the code and the time lapse function for the Ultimate Trigger was born.
I programmed a fixed interval of 10 minutes between each shot, set the camera to aperture priority mode, set the focus to manual and started shooting for 24 hours. Every now and then I checked the progress and had some minor problems:
- After the first two hours the servo had moved and did not trigger any more.
- After the first six hours the Ultimate Trigger battery has been drained, however I noticed this after about the time, when more than four hours of shots were missing.
- After half the shooting time the Sony NEX battery was about half empty. As I did not have a spare one with me I recharged it several times for 9 minute intervals between the 10 minute shooting intervals.
Apart from these minor flaws I am satisfied with the result you can see here:
This is an automatically rendered panorama from three source panoramas taken with the Rocoh Theta S. As the camera is a one shot solution it is sometimes difficult to be NOT on the final image. In this case I used the Photoshop Median operation to remove myself from the panorama without any manual interaction.
Bad Hindelang seen from the viewpoint Nusche.
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.
In 2012 the German Unity Day has been celebrated in Munich. The celebrations include a showcase of the German federated states (Bundesländer) and also other institutions like the parties of the Bavarian parliament. In the courtyard of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior was an exhibition showing the many task of the ministry.
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Kipon manufactures an adapter which enables you to mount any lens with a Nikon F-mount to your Sony NEX camera
The Novoflex NEX/NIK adapter makes it possible to mount Nikon lenses on the Sony NEX camera line.
This image shows a panorama which was stitched from eight images in portrait orientation.
As I am aware of the fact, that any combination of lens and body has it's maximum sharpness at a specific aperture I did a series of test images with different apertures to find the maximum sharpness of a Voigtländer Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm/5.6 on a Sony NEX-7.
Ponte Lombardo in Venice spans over Rio Malpago
and ends at Fondamente de la Toletta.
Friedhof Nantwein at Dawn
Bad Hindelang seen from Nusche
Comparing image crops of Sony LA-EA2 and Sony
Bavarian Ministry of the Interior Courtyard
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Tilt experiments with Kipon Tilt adapter for Nikon
Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI and Novoflex NEX/NIK
Skyline of Frankfurt am Main at dusk (2014)
Voigtländer Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm/5.6 (on Sony NEX-7)