Using the RhinoCam Vertex for Interior Design Photography

March 22, 2024
Using the RhinoCam Vertex for Interior Design Photography

By now you might have a workflow for capturing the aesthetic of a room. You know what lens and which focal length to use. You know all the right angles and framing you need to make the room come to life. It is the perfect blend of creative freedom and technical proficiency. But what if you want a break from the traditional way of photographing a space? This isn’t about choosing the best lens for interior design photography, it’s about experimenting with workhorse glass.

Dust off those old lenses and consider lens adapting.

Lens adapting is often thought of as an experimental medium reserved for enthusiasts, not pro photographers. However, lens adapting offers photographers affordable alternatives, and, in the case of this article, large format style images without the enormous cost.

Using the RhinoCam Vertex for interior design photography will allow you to use medium format lenses for 120 film cameras on modern-day mirrorless cameras. The RhinoCam Vertex is not your conventional adapter. It allows the camera side of the adapter to rotate, in four stages, around the image circle of your lens. At each stage, you take a photo that can be stitched in post-production to create a high-resolution image.


We worked with interior design photographer, and Fotodiox Brand Ambassador, Logan Bowes to put this adapter to the test in a real-world scenario. On this shoot, we used the Hasselblad 40mm f/4 Distagon C on the Fujifilm GFX100 II. We adapted the lens to the GFX100 II using our Hasselblad V to Fujifilm G RhinoCam Vertex lens adapter.


The assignment was simple, photograph the latest decor in The Grand Kimball Lodge, a renowned Chicago AirBnB stay and venue. We used the RhinoCam Vertex to photograph one of the most exciting changes to the space, an indoor safari tent.


Logan had a tethered workstation which helped frame the final composite. A tripod is required to use the RhinoCam Vertex. The adapter features an arca-swiss style tripod foot that helps balance the heavy medium format lens and the camera.


The final composite measured out to 15264x15264 pixels which allows you to crop in various parts of the image while still having a usable image.


By using the RhinoCam Vertex you can expand the field of view in the final composite. This allows you to crop as needed while still having a usable image for web or print. If you take a look at the graphic above you can see that the Hasselblad 40mm lens can only capture so much of the room despite being a wide-angle lens. The final file might be large but you can scale it down while retaining plenty of detail. For more information on the RhinoCam Vertex read our article The RhinoCam Vertex.

Checkout out Logan’s work and socials

Instagram: lbowesphoto

Visting Chicago? Checkout The Grand Kimball Lodge

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