tech - Panorama drama
Written by Oryx
Panoramic images offer vast composition possibilities, adding elements that would otherwise crowd the picture. Here we round up 360 of options!
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Lens
Widely revered as the sharpest lens Canon ever produced for its DSLRs, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II is a tilt-shift lens featuring an angle of view of 84º on a full-frame camera. The TS-E lets users freely combine tilting and shifting within the range of +/ 90º in the direction of movement. The tilt function has an enhanced range of movement of up to +/ 8.5º, a revolving construction for both portrait and landscape shooting modes, locking, ergonomically designed and easily operated tilt and shift knobs, and uses a circular aperture for beautiful out-of-focus areas.
Panono Panoramic Ball Camera
The soon-to-be-released Panono could revolutionise panoramic photography. With 36 lenses contained within the ball, the camera is thrown into the air and an accelerometer inside the camera measures the launch acceleration to calculate when the camera is at its highest point. At that point, all 36 cameras are triggered and the moment is captured, all 360º of it in perfect sync, and at a vivid 108 megapixels. Images can be seen immediately through the free Panono phone app, viewed by moving your mobile device up, down and around as if you were inside the image.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7
Sleek and stylish, the 10.2MP DSC-TX7 offers a large 3.5" touchscreen and an advanced ‘Exmor R’ CMOS sensor that provides stunning low-light images and sweeping panoramic views with Sony’s patented iSweep Panorama mode. Perhaps the best feature is the assortment of image modes, including a true-HD movie mode (1920 x 1080), anti-motion blur mode, a handheld twilight mode, a backlit correction HDR mode, and a high-speed continuous shooting mode.