I have a 360degree lens from a Sony bloggie, but no longer have the camera. Turns out you can jam it on to a normal camera and use imagemagick to convert the images.
I balanced the 360lens on my LX3:
Here’s the raw image, after cropping:
I then used the imagemagick as follows:
convert ~/hackersapce_crop.jpg +distort DePolar 0 ~/hackerspace_unwrap.jpg
After cropping the image looks like this:
Be nice if I could focus the image onto a webcam CCD directly, anyway an interesting lens to play with.