British camera company Sigma has recently partnered with a company called “Flying into space” to carry two of their cameras into space. The group tied two Sigma fp cameras to weather balloons (durable balloons that can fly into the atmosphere), then dropped them to a height of 100,000 feet (more than 30km) to photograph the Earth.
This is a way for Sigma to promote the camera Sigma fp, arguably the most compact Full-frame camera in the World. This camera is used with a wide angle lens 14mm f / 1.8 DG HSM ArtThere is also a title of ‘best’ which is the 14mm lens with the largest aperture.
There have been many projects in the past to take pictures of the Earth with weather balloons, but with a compact GoPro sports camera, this is the first time a camera has replaced lenses with sensors Full-frame does this. Sigma says this will make the resulting photos and videos higher than ever.
The project team was happy when they inserted the memory card into the computer and found that the data was still intact
This is a picture taken by the Sigma fp
We actually had a lot of high-quality images in an even further location, from the ISS station at 400km. But this is still quite an interesting project as the cameras used are operated independently thanks to the weather balloons, without direct control by the photographer in the back.
Video of Sigma’s process of capturing the Earth with their camera