Upon reading my week-end newspaper, La Presse (Montreal) , I came across a small snippet talking about a website on which it seems, at first glance, that a video is loading up, but in reality, it’s a panoramic photograph taken at 360 degree in high resolution.
That caught my attention. I typed into my computer browser the given url link which navigated me to the Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour website:
Quite impressive ! And you can even zoom in by moving your mouse!
As if we were there……
Hear the choir? (brought back memories of the days when I was part of a choir…but that’s another story 😉 )
My imagination started to generate ideas of potential photos I could make with such a lense on my digital camera.
Hum….how does it work?
I googled on the topic and inside the first 10 results of page one , I was taken to the site of the Fastest, easiest virtual tour system on the planet and found an answer to my question:
It’s VERY simple!
The 0-360 Panoramic Optic™ attaches to your digital camera, and captures an entire 360 degree panorama with a single shot (no more stitching!). Here are the steps to making 0-360 panoramas quickly and easily:
- Attach 0-360 Panoramic Optic™ to your camera.
- Compose photo (Camera points vertically) and snap pix.
- Download photo to your computer.
- Use our software to convert the photo to panoramic format (easy).
- Use our “Publish” feature to create the code necessary for web viewing.
- Upload photo and code to your site.
- You’re done! Now millions of people will be able to view your panorama!
No More Hassles
- Never again will you need to snap 15-20 photos and stitch them together to create a panorama! With the 0-360, your panorama takes “Just One Click™ “.
- No complicated virtual tour camera equipment!
- No complex virtual tour software to use. Our software runs right in your browser, on both Macintosh and PC!
- Go from taking hours to compose a single panorama to just minutes!
- We even help create the code for your web page visitors to view the panorama!
The 0-360 Panoramic Optic™ is the fastest, easiest virtual tour system on the planet!™
Watch a short video on the website showing just how easy it is. You have to see this! Just click on the image below :
I’m sure you’re wondering about the price. I did too.
Surprisingly enough, retail price is a bit less than $600. I was expecting a retail price in the range of $700-$900. Nevertheless, it is not “cheap” and consequently, I subscribed to their affiliate program in hope I will send lots of people to their site to earn enough commissions allowing me to purchase this cool lense. 🙂 ( just kidding, but true for the affiliate link 😉 )
Did any of you experienced shooting which such a lense ?
Share your experience with us by leaving a comment below. That would be great!