Here’s how to get the best image quality for the Ricoh Theta V using the free Dual Fisheye plugin.
Ricoh Theta was the first consumer 360 camera and was the one that introduced 360 cameras to a wide audience. Today, it remains one of the most popular 360 cameras especially for photos. You can get the best photo quality from the Ricoh Theta V (reviewed here) using the free Dual Fisheye plugin by Yoichi Hirota, Photomatix or other HDR software, and PTGui, the most popular stitching software. Here’s a sample 360 photo that shows amazing dynamic range:
To achieve this quality, you’ll need to use the Dual Fisheye plugin. In this case, I used the 9-shot bracket, then used Photomatix to fuse them in HDR. I then stitched the photo in PTGui. Here’s a tutorial by Yuqing Guo (subscribe to his YouTube channel):
Also check out his tutorial for the Dual Fisheye plugin for Theta Z1, which has even better image quality thanks to Raw DNG support. Here’s a demo of the Dual Fisheye plugin for Theta Z1:
And here’s his tutorial for Theta Z1: