Using the Sony Bloggie 360 lens with a normal camera

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.