The Panasonic 3D lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Rider, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2010
    What exactly is a 3-D lens? Are there any sample pics or videos?
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Appears to be two small lenses in one housing to record 2 images on the sensor
     
  3. panystac

    panystac Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    K0000152876.

    The lens throws two images onto the sensor, but because the Panasonic GH2 or G2 knows that it's a 3D lens (I tried it out the other day on the GH2, and the LCD says "3D"), it combines the shot and saves it as a 3D format image.

    I will have another look today, and take some sample images.
     
  4. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Do you need special equipment to view the 3D images?

    Does the Oly do this too?
     
  5. EasyEd

    EasyEd Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 16, 2010
    Hey All,

    I assume the 3-D lens produces an image like this at Flickr?

    IMGP4024_5_6_7_8_A_HDRI_tonemapped | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    You can see 3-D simply by positioning your eyes about 15 in (or a bit more or less) from the computer monitor screen crossing and then slowly uncrossing them (or slowly cross them) until you see 3-D.

    -Ed-
     
  6. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 29, 2010
    Ottawa
    That is so cool!
     
  7. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2010
    Japan
    2x ~0.5x picture?
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    This lens only works with specific Panasonic cameras (G2 and GH2 I believe) and to view the 3D images, you have to view them on a 3D television while wearing glasses.
     
  9. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2010
    Thanks Amin. Does it work with video as well?
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I don't think it does, but I'm not sure.
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Is it safe to assume that if it works with the G2 that it will also work with the G10 (same camera more or less)?

    I wouldn't be interested in viewing images on a 3D screen, but if someone processes them on dual image cards with a cheap little viewer......I would be VERY into it. I used to use a 60s stereo camera and when you showed people the stereo slides, they would just FREAK out. They wanted to know why ALL cameras didn't record still images in 3 dimensions.

    So does anyone know if anyone prints and processes these "3D" files?
     
  12. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Panasonic has a 3D video camera, allowing 3D video shooting but NOT 3D image shooting.
    The 3D lens can be used with the GH1 or G2, but the G10 is NOT supported.
    3D lens plus GH1 / G2 allows 3D image shooting but NOT 3D video shooting.
    I would recommend the Fujifilm 3D W3 camera, it offers both 2D as well as 3D shooting, both stills and in HD video.
     
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  13. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    cool. You just saved me a couple hundred dollars with that info.

    And shame on you Panasonic for not making it play nice with all your cameras.
     
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  14. stinky_shirt

    stinky_shirt New to Mu-43

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Malaysia
    Can anyone verify if this lens can work with gh1? From my reading it can only work with gh2 and g2. I would love to give it a try especially modded to capture 3d video

    may able to attract new client, more money equal to more new lenses:biggrin:
     
  15. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Acc to me only G2 and GH2 are supported, NOT the GH1.
     
  16. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    That's a cool effect. I can see it clearly with that method - it's a bit like lucid dreaming.
    But what I see is like a collage of bits cut out and positioned at different distances, each area being on a flat plane. It's not like 3d reality at all.
    Is the new generation of 3d camera images viewed on a 3d TV different?
     
  17. stinky_shirt

    stinky_shirt New to Mu-43

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Malaysia
    Owh sorry I must've misread your post Herman, got mixed up between G2 & GH2, sorry:redface:
     
  18. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    3D without glasses

    It will not work with the G10. There are three companies doing lenticular 3d printing. Currently you need a 3D TV. Crossing your eyes will not work.

    This may be a bit off topic, but here's a very strange way to watch 3D without glasses.....
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uef17zOCDb8]YouTube - 3D No glasses by Jonathan Post[/ame]