Monthly Archive: September 2015

Use the free Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor to create panorama photos

Microsoft Research makes their Image Composite Editor available for free. Use the ICE to create high quality panorama photos by stitching together many photos. This photo was created out of 34 photos taken on a 12 megapixel point n shoot camera – the end result, after overlaps and cropping, is a 78 megapixel image. This is a size reduced 1920 pixel wide version of the original. On the original, I can...

Some 2D and 3D Photos from Portland Mini-Maker Faire

Fused Machines showed off their 3D printer with CNC milling head project that is under development. This device is a 3D printer that can do additive manufacturing but also contains a milling head that does subtractive manufacturing. The combination can also be used to create very smooth finished 3D printed components which are basically “sanded” smooth by the milling head after printing. Of course, I photographed this in 3D, shown here...

IMAX/Disney “A Beautiful Planet” to be released in 3D in April 2016

Portions of this new 3D IMAX film were shot by astronauts on board the International Space Station. Source: IMAX And Disney Set Toni Myers’ New 3D Space Documentary A Beautiful Planet For Release On April 29, 2016 Related articles ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Set to Take Over Imax for a Month

3D Imaging Market Forecast to Grow

This growth is due to the use of 3D imaging technology in health care. The 3D imaging market to grow from USD 4.9 Billion in 2015 to USD 16.6 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.5% during the forecast period. Source: Global 3D Imaging Market 2015 – Forecasts to 2020 for the $16 Billion… — DUBLIN, Sep. 07, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Canon announces 250-megapixel image sensor

Canon has today announced a new ultra-high resolution CMOS image sensor that packs approximately 250 megapixels into an area smaller than a United States postage stamp. Source: Canon announces whopping 250-megapixel camera sensor – TechSpot Related articles Canon’s New APS-H Sensor Manages to Squeeze 250-Megapixels in a DSLR Sized Sensor ISOCELL Technology: High Resolution Imaging in the Slimmest Devices Yet Toshiba expands backside illumination CMOS sensor range

Using a Computar c-mount lens on the Nikon 1

These photographs were taken with a Nikon 1 V2 and a Computar f/1.2 12.6-75mm c-mount television camera lens. For improved sharpness, I usually shoot this lens at f/4 as it is soft at f/1.2. I also use a 0.6 ND filter so that I can use the lens wide open. The lens is used with a c-mount to Nikon 1 mount adapter ring. The lens is primarily useful only at the...

Low light image quality test: Nikon 1 V2 and J1, Lumix GH-2 and GH-4

I tested the low light image quality of the Nikon 1 J1 (electronically the same as the Nikon 1 J2 and the Nikon 1  V1), the Nikon 1 V2, the Lumix GH-2 and the Lumix GH-4. The Nikon 1 is a 1″ sensor camera with a 10 MP image resolution and the V2 has just over 14 MP. The Nikon 1 is also an interchangeable lens camera. The Lumix cameras are micro-four thirds...