Showing posts with the label Sweep Panorama

Sony A7 Mounted on the Rhinocam

Sony A7 with Rhinocam (Ground glass removed)
Here's a video showing how to mount the Sony A7 camera onto a Vizelex Rhinocam. The Rhinocam was designed for e-mount NEX cameras. Due to the viewfinder location of the A7, there is interference when the camera us rotated to portrait mode for 645 shots. This is resolved by removing the ground glass found on the Rhinocam. It provides a quick view for framing only and does not affect the final image.

How To Mount the Sony A7 on the Rhinocam
Here was our previous post on the Rhinocam with an introduction and walk-through video.

Vizelex Rhinocam by Fotodiox

Sony NEX-7 Sweep Panoramas by Keijo K.

Panorama Photos by Keijo Karvonen

Here are some beautiful panoramas from Keijo Karvonen. Keijo used his Sony NEX-7 in sweep panorama mode to create these expansive images, no stitching necessary. The NEX-7 can produce up to a 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) file, which equates to a 41.4" by 6.1" print at 300 dpi. The Sony 18-200mm OSS lens was mostly used and a few were with a Canon 35mm tilt / shift lens in FD mount.

NEX-7 Panoramas of Namibia and BotswanaHere is Keijo's full panorama gallery.

Here is the Sony NEX-7 with the 18-200mm OSS lens attached. This provides an equivalent field of view of 27mm to 300mm on the APS-C sensor.

NEX-7 with 18-200mm OSS Lens from maa1

Nomad Panohead by Thomas Huang

Thomas sent us an email to share his Nomad Panohead for the Sony NEX system and the Samyang 7.5mm Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3rds cameras.The Nomad Panohead with the Samyang 7.5mm FE is a compact and lightweight system which can cover 360° with four shots.

Check out for more information on the Nomad Panohead.

Here is a 360­° degree spherical panorama by Jaime Brotons taken using the Nomad Panohead and more samples using the panohead.

Archs Cave, Benitaxel in Alicante

Thanks for the email Thomas!

Sony NEX Fisheye Sweep Panoramas

Fotosky came up with a new Sweep Panorama method for the Sony NEX cameras which gives the final image a fisheye effect. This is accomplished by swinging the NEX in an arc. The camera motion is somewhat like a pendulum. This takes some practice. Fisheye 3D Sweep Panoramas should also be possible. We would love to see some of your samples - email us.

Sony NEX Fisheye Sweep Panorama Sample Photos
Check out Fotosky's gallery for more samples.

These shots do not use the NEX Fisheye Conversion lenses.

View NEX 3D Photos with Sony PS3 PlayMemories

Seb sent us an email with a video to the new Sony PlayMemories application for the Sony PlayStation 3. PlayMemories allows PS3 owners to view Sony NEX 3D Sweep Panorama photos on a 3D television. Check out the end of the video for the multi angle views of 3D photos, similar to the one's you can make with SeteroPhotoMaker.

from Sony EU:
PlayMemories is a new application for PS3™ that lets you organize and view 3D still images captured with the growing range of 3D-compatible cameras by Sony.

Available for free download from PlayStation®Store, PlayMemories offers a whole new experience for PS3™ users to view their collection of 2D and 3D photos. Select a picture and zoom in or out using your DUALSHOCK®3 or SIXAXIS™ wireless controller: it’s easy, intuitive and fun.

There’s a growing choice of 3D-capable digital cameras from Sony. 3D Sweep Panorama captures extra-wide 3D scenes: just press the shutter button and sweep the camera from side to side. Cameras offering 3D Sweep Panorama curr…

NEX 3D Sweep Panorama StereoPhotoMaker Tutorial

If you don't have a 3D TV yet, here's a way to view your Sony NEX 3D pictures.

Sony NEX 3D Sweep Panorama to Wobble 3D via StereoPhotoMakerDownload the latest version of StereoPhotoMaker by Masuji SUTO.
Extract the file into a directory.Copy an MPO (multi-picture object) file created with 3D Panorama Sweep from the Sony NEX camera with ver. 02 firmware into the directory in step #2.Drag and drop the MPO file onto stphmkre.exe.StereoPhotoMaker will open up with the Left and Right image of your NEX 3D MPO file.To view with Red-Blue 3D glasses, click on Stereo > ColorAnaglyph > Optimized Anaglyph.To view as a wobble 3D image, click on Stereo > Single Image View > Flashing. Adjust the speed to your preference.You can resize the final output by clicking Edit > Resize. Enter your preference and make sure to Keep the Aspect Ratio.To save the anaglyph of the NEX 3D MPO file, perform step #6, then click on File > Save Stereo Image. The save dialog will pop up, press …

Sony NEX Sweep Panorama Up Direction

Here's a video showing the Sony NEX-3 using Sweep Panorama in portrait mode in the up direction. This is excellent for cityscapes. More info and video tutorial from our previous Sweep Panorama post.
How to get Vertical Panorama on the Sony NEX: Menu > Shoot Mode > Sweep PanoramaMenu > Camera > Panorama Direction > Up or Down(Optional) Menu > Image Size > Panorama > Image Size > Standard or Wide

Sony NEX-5 Firmware Ver. 02 Available

Improvements 3D Sweep Panorama function has been added;Improvement of ‘normal’ 2D Sweep Panorama shooting;Decreased power drain when the camera is switched off;Quicker start-up in low-light conditions. Sony has posted the new firmware Ver. 02 for the Sony NEX-5 which adds the 3D Sweep Panorama support among other upgrades listed above.

Sony USA NEX-5 Firmware Ver. 02 Download and Instruction Page.
Sony Europe NEX-5 Firmware Ver. 02 Download and Instruction Page.

Please check your Sony Support website.

Let's hope we see a new Lens/Mount Adapter firmware upgrade soon that adds autofocus for Sony Alpha mount lenses.

Time to get your Sony Bravia 3D TV?

Here's an alternate download link:

Sony NEX Vertical Sweep Panorama

Whoa! We didn't know that the sweep panorama in the Sony NEX can be used vertically. Well now we do, why would you shoot horizontally?

Sony NEX-5 Sweep Panorama

Sony NEX-5 Sweep Panorama Pictures from Flickr!

Sony Europe shows us how to take a Sweep Panorama shot. Go to 3:39 to see how it's down. There are two size options with the 16mm Pancake lens, standard at 149° or 226° sweep angle.