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Sony NEX5n/SAMYANG 8mm
Philadelphia

First test of a new spherical panorama acquisition setup.

Camera: Sony NEX-5N, manual mode, 1/50 sec, auto-HDR(5EV) jpeg.

Lens: Rokinon 8mm/3.5 fisheye (EOS mount) on Fotodiox adapter, f/3.5.

Shots: 4-around up 30 deg interleaved with 4 around down 30 deg, nadir.

Not 100% thrilled with the auto-HDR, but it is convenient and way better than a single exposure.  Note flare at bright windows.  Unfortunately the maximum bracketed exposure is only +/-0.7EV, so HDR raw sets will require manual intervention.  Don't have the IR remote yet so can't say how well it will work for pole shots. 

The SAMYANG lens seems fine, not quite sharp enough to 'staircase' at 100% crop on this 16 MPix camera, but the 75 MP equirectangular is satisfactory.  At less than half the price of a Sigma 8mm, it is a major bargain.

Copyright: Thomas k sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11440x5720
Uploaded: 12/09/2011
Updated: 30/06/2014
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Tags: interior; sony nex-5n; autohdr; samyang 8mm; fisheye
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