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 a panorama taken with the Ricoh Thata S. It was just standing on the floor with a very small tripod.
This is from my 2018 calender either the April or the October page.
This spherical panorama shows a bridge over two small canals in Venice, Italy.
This post shows a stereographic reprojection of a spherical panorama.
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.
The Alter Südfriedhof is an old Munich cemetary. Dead bodies have been burried here between 1563 and 1943. Nowadays it serves as a quiet sanctuary in the busy city centre. The panorama shows the entrance between the older and the newer part of the cemetary.
Another view of the Goðafoss waterfall.
Shaving the lens hood of the Samyang (Bower,
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – Transverse Mercator
Reprojected WWP314 ‘Decade’ – Stereographic Up and Stereographic
Bridge over Rio Malpaga at Rio de le
Reprojection of the LMU Entrance
Voigtländer Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm/5.6 (on Sony NEX-7)
Alter Südfriedhof Munich Entrance
Long time exposure at Svartifoss (Iceland)
Long time exposure at Goðafoss (at day)