:: The world’s first, and only 270 degree panoramic fisheye camera!
++ Photo Tech: USA / Scott Aichner / The 270 Project
It’s the brain child of renowned surfing photographer Scott Aichner. It has 2 fish eye lenses facing at 90 degrees from each other and the images it produces are truly spectacular.
This is a Scott Aichner photo taken with a normal "fisheye" lense. Not bad.
This is the same photo taken with Scott's revolutionary camera. Incredible!
Note From Technophile: Scott has been asked, why not use a panoramic camera? For two reasons, first the angle of view from a normal panoramic camera wasn't even close to what he wanted to achieve. Second, the shutter speed was too slow to capture action scenes. The original goal was to be able to capture a surfer in the the tube and see out of the tube in the same photograph. I would say that Scott has accomplished his goal! Special note: I am a photographer also - this accounts for my interest in Scott's "Extreme Camera" (you can check out my photos here - I have 26 photos (at this site) that have been downloaded 6,662 times - as of today).:: Source: [The 270 Project]
:: Image Credits: [Scott Aichner]
:: Innovation: A camera with two lenses set at 90 degrees allowing an image that covers 270 degrees of view!
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” ~Dorothea Lange