Products related to soratama are now sold from several companies. Find the item which suits your needs. Please note that some of the devices necessitate macro extension tube or step-up ring.
We expect to continue updating the setting examples. However, please try on your own regarding the products which are not included in the examples.
“soratama 72” is made of optical glass and it is able to provide sharp images compared to marbles and acrylic ball. The edge of the metal frame is shaped like a screw and it can be fixed onto your camera by screwing a step-up ring.
The diameter of “soratama 72” is 72mm, and it comes with a 20mm Soratama extension tube. Also, “Extension Tube 72” (sold separately) is a set of Soratama extension tubes ranging from 5mm, 10mm, to 20mm. It is used to adjust the distance between soratama and the camera lens.
Product name：soratama 72
-Circular glass with clear ball in the center.
-Ball lens (optical glass)
-1 piece of Soratama extension tube (filter diameter:72mm length:20mm / alluminum)
Made in Japan
Product name：Extension Tube 72
What’s included：3 pieces of Soratama extension tube
-filter diameter:72mm length:5mm
-filter diameter:72mm length:10mm
-filter diameter:72mm length:20mm
Made in Japan.
The product is available at the shops below:
Underwater soratama for “PT-056 Underwater Housing for the Tough TG-3 & TG-4”. Optical glass ball lens used.
soratama for DIY
It is an acrylic plate with clear acrylic ball in the center. Try making your own soratama using empty candy box or a container. This kit uses acrylic materials and is a simplified product. If you would like a clear and sharp image, we recommend using “soratama 72” which is made out of optical glass.
Mirror for Kaleidoscope Photos
Below is not related to soratama but a mirror (triplet mirror) for taking kaleidoscope photos. There is a need for pasting kaleidoscope together and putting it into a case. It is a big size mirror with high reflectance specialized for photography.
soratama for smartphones using optical glass ball lens. With the GIZMON smartclip, it is available for many types of smartphones. Filter diameter: 55mm.
soratama for iPhone
soratama exclusive for iPhones using optical glass ball lens. With the special mount, it can be fixed tightly onto your iPhone. Filter diameter: 52mm. It is compatible with tokyo grapher lens, and is possible to fix on the following high quality lenses- wide angle, fisheye and macro.
soratama 55 for TG
soratama for STYLUS TG-5 Tough,STYLUS TG-4 Tough and STYLUS TG-3 Tough using optical glass ball lens. Filter diameter: 52mm. This is not for underwater use. Comes with a step-up ring. CLA-T01 Conversion Lens Adapter by Olympus is necessary in order to fix onto the camera.
soratama 55 for WG
soratama for RICOH WG-50, WG-40 and WG5GPS using optical glass ball lens. Filter diameter: 52mm. This is not for underwater use. Comes with a step-up ring. O-LA135 Conversion Lens Adapter by RICOH is necessary in order to fix onto the camera.