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10-06-2019, 05:22 AM - 1 Like   #16
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The way I see it, Theta is such a fun camera. It's quite expensive and I just don't have the funds for it. Maybe after I've bought my children's gears, I can look into this.
It is a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to find a second-hand Theta S for a bit over $100 - cheap enough that I could justify getting it just to see what it was. I think the "shoot first, frame later" ability is more interesting than presenting the full spherical photo in most cases. Oh, and I really want something with higher video resolution than the S - the "frame later" part is really wonderful in video. I believe the 4K and 5.xK resolution you get from the newest 360 cams will leave you with roughly 1080p when you crop it to fit a normal screen. The 1080p resolution of the S is far from enough to crop.

I made this little clip with the S. It demostrates both some of the creative possibilities with a 360 camera as well as the inadequate video resolution of the S.



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Beautiful set of photo. I really like the second one from the last.
Thanks! It can make some very, very wide fisheye shots!
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It is a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to find a second-hand Theta S for a bit over $100 - cheap enough that I could justify getting it just to see what it was. I think the "shoot first, frame later" ability is more interesting than presenting the full spherical photo in most cases. Oh, and I really want something with higher video resolution than the S - the "frame later" part is really wonderful in video. I believe the 4K and 5.xK resolution you get from the newest 360 cams will leave you with roughly 1080p when you crop it to fit a normal screen. The 1080p resolution of the S is far from enough to crop.

I made this little clip with the S. It demostrates both some of the creative possibilities with a 360 camera as well as the inadequate video resolution of the S.

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It is a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to find a second-hand Theta S for a bit over $100 - cheap enough that I could justify getting it just to see what it was. I think the "shoot first, frame later" ability is more interesting than presenting the full spherical photo in most cases. Oh, and I really want something with higher video resolution than the S - the "frame later" part is really wonderful in video. I believe the 4K and 5.xK resolution you get from the newest 360 cams will leave you with roughly 1080p when you crop it to fit a normal screen. The 1080p resolution of the S is far from enough to crop.

I made this little clip with the S. It demostrates both some of the creative possibilities with a 360 camera as well as the inadequate video resolution of the S.

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The pictures you posted are great Savoche. I'll look into your video. I'm a little scared in buying second hand cameras. Maybe if I have some spare cash and after purchasing my kids units I'll be looking at Theta. Output looks fun.

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What, do you mean I have to make more videos?



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The pictures you posted are great Savoche. I'll look into your video. I'm a little scared in buying second hand cameras. Maybe if I have some spare cash and after purchasing my kids units I'll be looking at Theta. Output looks fun.
I have bought only second hand cameras the last 5 years and have had no problems so far. But I see what you mean - it does feel safer buying from a store.

And yeah, this is a hobby (for most of us) and will have to wait in line behind more urgent expenses - especially when it's a pure "fun cam" like this.

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What, do you mean I have to make more videos? :eek

It would be nice to see more good video like that
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some of those pictures are great (and funny )
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I'm curious why I don't see photos being posted on PF taken with the Theta series. I have a Theta V and I've only posted a couple, mainly because I dislike selfies, and unless you trigger the camera with wifi on a tripod it will inevitably be a selfie! However, does anyone have Theta photos to share?
I am guessing @Adam is mostly right; you need a special sense as an artist to use the Theta effectively - p.s., I'm not the guy.

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Now these are some interesting shots.
My mate had a 360 camera a few years back and could never get a clean shot without him in it, haha. That's why I am hesitant to pull the trigger and buy one, I don't want to be in any of them
You can set up the Theta with a phone as a remote control and trigger the shutter via WiFi. Put the camera on a tripod and you don't have to be in the photo anymore. Of course you'd want to do this in circumstances where nobody was likely to steal the tripod and camera... I have tried this. Putting the camera on a selfie-stick also provides a bit of distance.

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I just get the SC.
To be honest, I don't really like JPG file but the one with RAW format is way way too expensive for a hobby.
This is one i just posted on my IG page.
Nice shot! The scramble crossing in Shibuya?

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I am guessing @Adam is mostly right; you need a special sense as an artist to use the Theta effectively - p.s., I'm not the guy.
Possibly so. I'm not into selfies, and this is the perfect selfie camera. But I'm still curious about what I can do with it.
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Nice shot! The scramble crossing in Shibuya?

This one is a cross in Ginza. it is easier to take a photo for me because fewer people and the stop is longer.
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This one is a cross in Ginza. it is easier to take a photo for me because fewer people and the stop is longer.
Fair enough! It also happens to have a Ricoh sign.
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Here's a photo I took in Milford Sound

Ricoh Theta 360 Image


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A different view of Milford


Milford Sound
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

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Queenstown


Queenstown
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

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Pressure wave


Pressure wave
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

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Lake world (this was the first time I tried 360 degree editing in Paintshop Pro)


Lake world
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

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Snow on the pines


Snowy pines
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Snow at Bull's Head


Snow at Bull's Head
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A Giant Lily


Giant Lily
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A blue-green planet somewhere in the ACT
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

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OK, I'll stop now!


Stop going in circles!
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