Roundography used to be a tiresome business, as this post in my personal blog demonstrates, but I awoke on 7th July to a brave new world where roundographs could be shot in just twenty or thirty photographs, rather than around seventy, all because of a small but heavy black object that arrived in the post that day. I won't say how much it cost but suffice it to say 'a lot', but it wasn't just for the sake of a few fewer photographs.
My constraints on the suitability of different locations have been dramatically reduced by this lens: previously I was unable to make roundographs in locations with overhanging branches for example, or very close objects. In fact, many of the factors which make a location interesting actually prevented me from capturing them. Frustrating.
Now however, although I'm still getting to grips with exactly how to best use it, I already have several images to show that would have been impossible for me to make just a month ago: including overhanging canopy and - holy grail - my first indoor wormhole. Many more to follow I'm sure!