We Try Harder! .....to make the best compact light weight spherical panoramic gear
When we say, "we try harder!", we really mean it. We have been trying to design the best pano heads for the community, satisfying needs of different customers. We even offered lens hood shaving service and sold shaved lenses. Now we make parts to create the best compact light weight camera lens combo with APS-C sensor, delivering the best balance of image quality, weight, size and cost.
The lens to be adapted is Samyang (or Bower, Rokinon etc) 7.5mm originally made for micro 4/3. It is a full frame fisheye with 180 deg diagonal angle of view. When adapted on a camera with APS-C sensor, it gives angle of view greater than 180 deg along the width of sensor, similar to Sigma 8mm fisheye on APS-C sensors. So just 4 shots around are enough to cover the whole spherical view. This make it the idea lens for Nex, EOS M, Fuji X and NX compact mirrorless cameras. This lens will require the hood shaved. Since its hood is attached to the lens by 3 screws at the front, it can be easily replaced. We make a hood that can still protect the lens while not causing any vignetting. The replacement mount is an extra cost, so we decide to build a lens foot to the mount to save the cost of lens ring. Overall, we can sell the mount with foot and lens plate for the price of our lens rings, $109.95.
The first adapter to release is for Sony Nex. Adapters for EOS M, Fuji X and NX will follow one by one. Fisheye lens has very high requirement of accuracy and precision of the register distance and other dimensions of lens mounts. We bought many reputable lens mount adapters to do the reverse engineering to get accurate values of register distances.
Did you say you need this combo? We listened, and we tried really hard to make it possible!
Do you want a lighter version of R10? We are considering to make a lighter and smaller version for similar combos. Let me know what you think.
Developer and Manufacturer of Fanotec and Nodal Ninja Products.