Friday, March 24, 2017
One shot VR: capturing nearly-spherical 360 video with one Entaniya lens
Entapano posted samples of the Entaniya 250 MFT 3.0 lens used with a Panasonic GH5, showing the nearly spherical 250-degree field of view captured with just one lens.
Entaniya 250 MFT is a unique lens with an extraordinarily wide 250-degree field of view. It is currently available for Micro Four Thirds and APS-C, and will soon be available for full frame sensors. Using just one lens and one sensor makes it possible to capture nearly spherical 360 video without stitching, which Entapano calls "One Shot VR."
There are three sizes of the 250 MFT lens. The 3.0mm lens size covers almost the maximum area for a circular fisheye on a Micro Four Thirds size sensor.
Here are the samples shot with the 250 MFT 3.0 lens on a Panasonic GH5:
The Entaniya 250 MFT 3.0 (in Micro Four Thirds mount) is available in the US and currently in stock at B&H Photo ($3,500).