Soratama | 宙玉

Aerial ball shooting technique : 宙に浮かぶ玉の中の光景を撮影できる宙玉(そらたま)。撮影のためにはどんな機材が必要になるのか? 撮影のコツや作例などを紹介。

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■soratama Products List

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

Device for single lens reflex and mirrorless cameras using optical glass ball lens. Filter diameter: 72mm.


What is “soratama 72”?

 

soratama SP

soratama for smartphones using optical glass ball lens. With the GIZMON smartclip, it is available for many types of smartphones. Filter diameter: 55mm.


What is “soratama SP” ?

 

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.


What is “soratama for iPhone”?

 

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.


What is “soratama 55 TG” ?

 

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.


What is “soratama 55 WG” ?

 

ESL-TG4 Soratama

ESL-TG4 soratama
Underwater soratama for “PT-056 Underwater Housing for the Tough TG-3 & TG-4”. Optical glass ball lens used.


What is “ESL-TG4 Soratama”?

 

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.


What is “soratama for DIY”?

 

soratama-like app

Apps to edit photos in order to make it seem like it was taken with soratama. However, these are just photo processing system, and it cannot widen the view angle.

 


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.

Mirror for Kaleidoscope Photos

→ Mirror for Kaleidoscope Photos / Surface Reflection Mirror (Triplet Mirror)