In search of the 3D/MF look...
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jabog6
Registered: Oct 11, 2004
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john lewis wrote:
Have a cold beer while waiting for your lens.



Hey! That's only half a beer!!



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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[Reposted from the ZF/ZE/ZM thread]:

My latest experiment. This is an LF-look-alike image made with 4 rows of 10 vertical shots with the 200/2 VR on a D3. I used the 200/2 to get the narrowest depth of field possible at some distance (curtain of sharpness in front of blur). I have also, at great effort, manually resized and sharpened in Photoshop, so I am interested in comments about that too. Too bad that spring isn't more advanced, to make a more beautiful shot, but I can easily go back, and will.







Anecdotally, the originals aren't all that sharp, so I really need to go back and examine the lens/camera combo and my long lens technique. This is not the first time recently that I have gotten images less sharp than expected (although the portrait worked out well, so at least my 100MP is beyond reproach). I suspect my technique. There is more than enough resolution for such a heavily downsized copy, thankfully.

Oh, I also got my 30" monitor working with my laptop, so I am posting this in 1200 pixel width. I won't do that in general, but I think this shot needs it (at least).


Ryan Davies
Registered: Oct 28, 2009
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Here's my attempt at achieving that 'look'. It's a composite of 20ish images.

I think it's more than just a very shallow dof, lead in lines and some focal shift while taking the images can help.

What do you guys think?




carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Very nice, although I miss her legs. I find that successful LF is often generously composed compared to 135 and crop cameras.



ScooberJake
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Some great Brenzier stuff in the link below. Lots of images in there, look towards the end.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/897480/0?keyword=techniques#8452254



AhamB
Registered: Jul 11, 2008
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The guy's actually called Ryan Brenizer, not Brenzier. Nice shots in that thread though.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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Recently posted in another thread but I kinda thought they fit here too so...


Canon FD 135mm f/2.5 on the GH1:



@ f/5.6




@ f/2.5



They seem to have that POP than people refer to as 3D...



DrPete
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Total dumb newbie question, but how do you get a human subject to stay still while you fire off 20 exposures?



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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Curare darts of course!



DrPete
Registered: Feb 15, 2011
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Hahaha....

I think I'll just spare myself the headache and keep saving for an H4D-60 if I really want to do this kind of stuff.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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I tried to get this gull to hover for about 20 frames ... just wouldn't go along with the program.
Oly 135/3.5




taz_k
Registered: Jan 27, 2010
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DrPete wrote:
Total dumb newbie question, but how do you get a human subject to stay still while you fire off 20 exposures?


I would also like to have an answer to that question.

So far I've used my girlfriend as test subject and just asked here to keep still. Started to take a photo of her face then the rest of her and finally the surroundings. Turned out ok.

Next question: where can I find som cheap curare darts



ScooberJake
Registered: Mar 17, 2008
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I've done this a few times. If the human subject can be covered by a couple of frames (rather than, say, 20) it has not been a problem for me. I find the difficulty to be parallax when shooting from close to the subject. Shooting from far away makes it much easier.



Aaron D
Registered: Dec 07, 2009
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Cool. I gotta find the time (and patience) to try this.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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RustyBug wrote:
I tried to get this gull to hover for about 20 frames ... just wouldn't go along with the program.
Oly 135/3.5

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4103759471_38c7dbe252_b.jpg



Yeah! Aren't gulls just the dumbest?!?!

Dang gulls!



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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I'm guessing the expen$ive Gigpan Epic Pro pano "robot" could be used for this also.
I really want one of these.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Talk to denoir first



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Problems? That would be an expensive problem if they didn't work well.
I only know of their existence, I haven't read up on them.

carstenw wrote:
Talk to denoir first

buggz2k wrote:
I'm guessing the expen$ive Gigpan Epic Pro pano "robot" could be used for this also.
I really want one of these.



denoir
Registered: Feb 11, 2010
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buggz2k wrote:
Problems? That would be an expensive problem if they didn't work well.
I only know of their existence, I haven't read up on them.


http://vimeo.com/20405763

Look on the previous page of this thread for more, but in a nutshell the disadvantage of it is that it's big and heavy and thus not very practical to carry around.



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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That looks cool, makes me want one even more now.
*8^)
Though, not sure my laptop is up to processing such a file of that magnitude...



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