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  • Samyang 7.5mm Micro 4/3 Pano Samples

    We just received our first batch of Samyang 7.5mm lenses so here's a very quick couple of test panoramas for you:

    http://www.360tacticalvr.com/showcas.../reception.htm
    http://www.360tacticalvr.com/showcas...de/outside.htm

    Both examples shot with an Olympus E-P3 on a Nodal Ninja 3 Pano Head with the T-30 adaptor. I turned off Image Stabilisation and shot at f/11 for both examples. Focus was set to just a tad back from infinity. Stitching in PTGUI Pro 9.1 Beta2 and test web pages also made from PTGUI.

    Shooting sequence was 4 around @ -15 degs plus 1 up @ 90 degs.

    You can download the source files (which include the original images from camera, the stitched equirectangular and the PTGUI project files) here:

    http://www.360tacticalvr.com/showcas...ion/source.zip (76.8 MB)
    http://www.360tacticalvr.com/showcas...ide/source.zip (78.9 MB)

    You can also see photos I took of the camera with both Black and Silver lenses mounted, along with shots of the E-P3 and lens mounted on the Nodal Ninja 3 used to make the panos here:

    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjweGpLf

    (Note: I just spotted something strange on the ceiling of the "reception" shot. Looks like PTGUI has done something odd with the tiles...)
    Last edited by badders; 09-15-2011, 12:55 PM. Reason: Added shooting sequence
    Badders

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    it looks to be pretty sharp in result :)
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    • #3
      Thx for sharing Andrew.

      This is a nice combination concerning size and weight. The lens is like a tennis ball. Will work great on top of the pole.

      Settings seam to be LRS around 49 and URS 63 taken from your pics.

      Heinz

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      • #4
        I'll re-check the settings today and will publish for the NN3, NN4 and M1-S. I'm not sure yet what the optimum is for aperture and focus positions.
        Badders

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        • #5
          I did some testing on the Aperture settings before shooting my second test, and found quite a difference in quality when changing Aperture.

          Here is a sample, the only difference is 1/2 F stop.

          At F 8 it looks like this (300% crop):



          And at F 9.5 like this:

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          • #6
            Very interesting. Over on the Panoguide forum Smooth is saying the lens should be set to f/5.6 or f/8 but looking at this and the other images I've seen from Hans it looks like a higher f stop is giving better results.

            What distance away were those books?
            Badders

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            • #7
              badders RE: Reception

              I don't see anything weird in the ceiling tiles.

              What are those ghost reflections off the lights in the ceiling? Think it's from the translucent mirror?
              Last edited by DemonDuck; 09-16-2011, 03:21 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DemonDuck View Post
                I don't see anything weird in the ceiling tiles.


                Originally posted by DemonDuck View Post
                What are those ghost reflections off the lights in the ceiling? Think it's from the translucent mirror?
                I don't think the E-P3 has a translucent mirror. I think it's because this was shot @ f/11. I'm testing the lens today @ f/5.6, f/8 & f/11 to see which works best.
                Badders

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by badders View Post
                  What distance away were those books?
                  Appr. 1.2 m / 4 ft


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by badders View Post

                    I don't think the E-P3 has a translucent mirror. I think it's because this was shot @ f/11. I'm testing the lens today @ f/5.6, f/8 & f/11 to see which works best.
                    I thought that was part of the ceiling. Oh right, this is Olympus. Sorry. Got a NEX fixation. Yeah, could be lens flare.

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                    • #11
                      OK I think I've got this nailed now. Shooting @ f/5.6 seems to give the best results. I've tweaked the position on the NN3 so here's the settings for an Olympus Pen E-P3 with the Samyang 7.5mm on a NN3 using the T-30 Mount (reversed):

                      LRS: 46
                      URS: 63

                      Here's something for a bit of fun - shot in JPEG using the ART Filter - Dramatic:

                      http://www.360tacticalvr.com/showcas...tside_art.html

                      I'm getting great stitch results with 4 shots around @ -15 degs plus 1 x zenith @ 90 degs.
                      Last edited by badders; 09-16-2011, 02:01 PM.
                      Badders

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                      • #12
                        Here's another sample. i couldn't position the camera at the same place indoors as the reception area was closed and the lights were off. So this is near the entrance and I shot 5 x bracket exposures @ 1ev and ran them all through PTGUI:

                        http://www.360tacticalvr.com/showcas.../entrance.html
                        Badders

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                        • #13
                          Advice needed. I tried shooting 4 shots around at both 0º and -15º along with. zenith and nadir shots. Although the lens can cover for a full spheric panorama, I'm unable to get the nadir shot to patch up the tripod. If I masked out the tripod in the nadir shot, I get missing pieces. On top of that, I have a nadir adapter and appears in all the four round shots. Well, still a newbie to all these.

                          I have to get a better ballhead with strong clamp. My GH1, the NN3 kit with nadir adapter with two quick release systems should be under 4kg (max weight my ball head supported), but it keeps sliding off the level. And when I use the nadir adpater, my whole setup will slip down. Arghh!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mgsati View Post
                            If I masked out the tripod in the nadir shot, I get missing pieces.
                            Are you taking 2 x Nadir shots? i.e. One straight down over the tripod then a second with the nadir adaptor rotated and the tripod moved to one side? There's a full tutorial in a thread on this forum on how to shoot the nadir using the nadir adaptor.

                            Originally posted by mgsati View Post
                            On top of that, I have a nadir adapter and appears in all the four round shots.
                            You MUST have the unit setup incorrectly. Can you post a photo of how you have your unit setup?

                            Originally posted by mgsati View Post
                            I have to get a better ballhead with strong clamp. My GH1, the NN3 kit with nadir adapter with two quick release systems should be under 4kg (max weight my ball head supported), but it keeps sliding off the level. And when I use the nadir adpater, my whole setup will slip down. Arghh!!!
                            Why are you using the ballhead? Take it off and mount the NN3 directly to the top od the tripod. If you need to level the NN3, simply adjust the tripod leg heights.
                            Badders

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                            • #15
                              When you get "black spaces", you did not move the tripod far enough to get free space between Nadir1 and Nadir2. You have to use the special set as seen in the pic. If you can not realize this with NN3 and your LRS = lower rail setting, move the third leg to center of tripod by shortening the legs length.

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                              Heinz
                              Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-24-2011, 02:44 AM.

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