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06-07-2012, 03:38 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Douglas_of_Sweden Quote
360 degrees in all directions should mean a glass sphere...so it should be water proof as a bonus...but how to change battery and SD card???
Solar powered with wireless. Problem solved

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360 degrees doesn need a complete sphere. Just a hemisphere.
Competing products sell for ridiculously high prices, so I guess Ricoh decided there is money to be made in this field.
360 degree imaging is great for real estate - which is the greatest market for the field.
Unless their product is a gimmick or a cheap gadget, there is a market waiting for a serious player to enter.


Have a look here:
This one was originally made by Kaidan:
GoPano Store — GoPano Plus

This one was originally called "The Egg Lens:
Real Estate Virtual Tour Camera Lens System | TopAgentTechTools.com

And even more expensive...

Panoscan Panoramic Camera for High Speed Digital Capture; Home of Panoscan Inc.

SPHERON VR :

360 Technology - Weiss AG 3D Technology made in Germany
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I have to ask - why?
Maybe a 360' lens accessory, but a full blown camera devoted to 360' photography?
I don't see the pay-off for the R&D on this one.
Perhaps it is for the people that run around taking pictures for Google Earth.
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A cheap solution: Grab a P&S or dSLR with video or continuous bursts. If dSLR, put a wide lens on it. Switch on the video or burst mode. Wave the camera around, covering as much of a view as you can stand. If shooting video, load the file into an animation app and extract every Nth frame. (I use AnimationShopPro3.) If shooting burst-stills, select every Nth frame. Now use AutoStitch or whatever to stitch those together into a pano.

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The problem with the K-01 isn't Newson, it's really the F mount.
F mount is Nikon. Pentax is K mount.

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The problem with the K-01 isn't Newson, it's really the F mount k-mount. As long as they keep the F mount k-mount they will never be able to make it small enough to really compete with the likes of the Sony NEX line. It will have to have that big space between the rear element and the sensor.

And I thought the "official rumor" is they are discontinuing the Q line?
Actually, given its an aps-c sensor, I fail to see why so many people gripe about the k-mount. Many have said that the downside of the K and F mount (Nikon) is the limit on very fast lenses such as an 85/1.2. However, they are perfect for developing compact lenses with FF coverage. They still allow for some pretty fast lenses (50/1.2, 35/1.4, 85/1.4, 135/1.8 etc). As far as the NEX et al. goes, they maybe thinner, but it isn't like you would be able to pocket them with most prime lenses anyway. Look how panny started reducing the size of the m4/3 body from the GF1 to GF2 to GF3. It won't surprise me if Pentax gets the size down on future K-01 type bodies. However, I don't think Pentax needs another fledgling mount at present. The Q is enough of a risk cup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ENicolas Quote
The problem with the K-01 isn't Newson, it's really the F mount. As long as they keep the F mount they will never be able to make it small enough to really compete with the likes of the Sony NEX line. It will have to have that big space between the rear element and the sensor.

And I thought the "official rumor" is they are discontinuing the Q line?
Never heard of a Pentax Camera with an F mount? ???????????????????
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
I have to ask - why?
Maybe a 360' lens accessory, but a full blown camera devoted to 360' photography?
I don't see the pay-off for the R&D on this one.
Don't underestimate the popularity of 360 cities

World Panoramic Photography - 360Cities

I could spend hours on there. Some fantastic 360 degree shots

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Probably a module for GXR.
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I'm thinking now a 360 lens in a long exposure star trails kinda thing. Trails might look downward spiral. =)
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i wonnder wheter it would be that one..
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