Photography has been Henrik Fessler’s personal passion for many years. In that time, he has used various mirrorless camera systems and has cultivated a big interest in panorama photography. Over the years, he has gathered a lot of knowledge regarding this specific genre and regularly shares it on his blog.
Many of his articles go in-depth about the technical aspect of producing 360° panoramas, while others focus on specific lenses Henrik has tried on different systems. Below are some of the most interesting articles he has written thus far:
- Review of the 7.3mm Nodal Ninja Lens for Panorama Photography: here Henrik share some theories on projections, then shows various tests made with the 7.3mm Nodal Ninja lens for m4/3. He also compares the combo with the options for the Sony E-mount system.
- Testing different Fisheye Lenses for Sony and m4/3: here you can find a comparison between different fisheye lenses used on Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras including the Sigma 8mm f/3.5, the Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5 and the Samyang 8mm f/2.8.
- Samyang 8mm f/2.8 review for Panorama Photography: here he explains how he removed the fixed lens hood of the APS-C 8mm f/2.8 lens to use it on the Sony A7 full frame camera
- A lens comparison for Panorama Photography with m4/3 cameras
Henrik highlights how important it is to use a pole to get the best shots possible to compose the final image.
It is important for me to get a spherical panorama with at least as possible round shots while retaining a certain level of resolution. And “catching the sphere” is always a challenge to catch as much, if not all from the bottom and/or the top. To start with, it’s a good idea to tilt the sensor: To get the maximum vertical field of view on a picture, the sensor diagonal is aligned perpendicular to the horizon line.
You can also find an in-depth article about the technical optics processing involved in creating the final results.