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The next phase of my experiment was to focus farther out (I had previously been focusing at about 1.5 meters, now I'm at probably 5+ meters) and using less images (12)
The effect is not as dramatic as it is when I focus close up and use alot more images, but the effect is still there (especially when you view it full size, or printed)
Focused about 5 meters or so:
focused at probably 3 meters. The blur is noticeably more pronounced at this distance, but still keeps a good amount of background around the car, for the same 12 images.
the last set here, the first one is a stitch with the 85mm (just as before) but the shot below it was taken from the exact same spot as the one above, but instead of stitching with the fast 85mm, I shot a single shot with my 28mm, wide open (the perspective matches pretty close, I cropped the top off to keep the same panorama feel as the stitch). Even wide open, the 28mm is almost uniformly sharp across the entire image at this focus distance, not a whole lot of focus blur at all! I was a bit disappointed at the lack of 'miniature' look to these latest stitch tests, but when viewed next to a single wide angle shot with the aperture all the way open, the effect is still quite pronounced on the stitched images! So, test was a success I guess :-) These last two images were focused on the front wheel, instead of the rear of the car, by the way.