View Full Version : Shooting VR with the Sony NEX-7 and the new Rokinon 8mm f2.8 with samples.

09-02-2012, 05:16 PM
Hi I shot this VR with the Sony NEX-7 & new Rokinon 8mm f2.8. I find the combo a nice setup. Small and light, The camera can deliver very good image quality and the new Rokinon is the sharpest fisheye I have shot with so far. Below is a VR done of Sean Tucker's stunt biplane shot with the NEX-7, Rokinon 8mm, a small Gitzo tripod and the NN M1 ( the rotator is rather large for this camera ) . I shot 6 images around then 1 image up and 2 down. The 2nd shot looking down is with the camera rotated 180 degrees from the first shot then in Photoshop I blend the two down shots so I don't have the arm protruding from the NN M1 rotator in the image. I have one additional shot of the down shot without the rotator/tripod in the plane to then blend it into the seat so no tripod is seen. After stitching the equirectangular image renders out to be about 300mb.
A few downsides, I wish the camera had a wire remote trigger in but the IR remote works extremely well even in bright sunlight. The Rokinon 8mm on the NEX-7 has color shift at the corners but I use a free app called cornerfix that will correct it. I do not have the same issue when I shot with a Sony NEX-5n the images look fine but since the raw image files are smaller so will be the equirectangular image.

Here are the images. Enjoy Dennis

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/7917614860_be3b3d0895_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76375225@N05/7917614860/)
NEX7VR_P (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76375225@N05/7917614860/) by d.biela (http://www.flickr.com/people/76375225@N05/), on Flickr

Cropped from the VR above at 100%
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7917615080_86384dea57_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76375225@N05/7917615080/)
NEX7R8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76375225@N05/7917615080/) by d.biela (http://www.flickr.com/people/76375225@N05/), on Flickr

Photos of Sean in action

08-23-2013, 05:00 PM
I suppose it would fit on a NN3 MKII?

Would you still recommend the setup or are there better options in this price category for the NN3?

08-23-2013, 10:35 PM

There's nothing else but NN Products due to price, quality and service. I changed from another product in 2007 and I am a happy user since then.