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:
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.
This post tries to answer the question whether it is possible to stitch a spherical panorama made from so called sweep panoramas. They can be made using e.g. the Sony NEX-5. A somehow finished panorama can be seen, however it has some big errors and looks really wierd.
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 is a panoramic image at Hengifoss.
White Easter in Bad Hindelang.
The Novoflex NEX/NIK adapter makes it possible to mount Nikon lenses on the Sony NEX camera line.
This article presents a solution to the problem that the IR shutter mode of the Sony NEX 5 can't be combined with other shutter modes like bracketing. An arduino board with a servo is used to release the camera via the normal shutter button.
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.
Protestant Church in Bad Hindelang
Spherical pano stitched from sweep panoramas, an experiment
Comparing corrected and uncorrected images of CV12mm/5.6 on
Comparing Sony LA-EA2 and Sony LA-EA4
Panorama of the construction site of the European
Panorama at Hengifoss (vedutismo projection)
White Easter in Bad Hindelang
Nikon Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AI-s and Novoflex NEX/NIK
Remote Trigger with Arduino