In search of the 3D/MF look...
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jigelow
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
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Country: United States

So ones with a person as the subject, or a time constrained shot with people, are you just holding it down on burst-high, and keeping the focus at the same distance and snapping as many as possible? Then let Photoshop or other stitching software match it up as good as possible?


Nevermind, I guess it was mainly answered already.



Beni
Registered: May 31, 2005
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Hadn't ever thought of stitching with shallow DOF (I've done regular stopped down for years for landscapes, etc), what a wonderful idea for MF/LF tonality.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

I had even less time to do this shot than the last shot. 200/2 VR 7x4, i.e. 28 photos stitched. Photoshop CS4 sharpness, size reduction. I had originally intended this to be an HDR shot, but found that I quite liked the one exposure, so just pano'ed that:

http://throughthelensdarkly.com/forums/CW_20110306_NikonD3_36097.jpg



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Doesn't all these gigbit panos require huge memory and processing power?
I'm STILL stuck w/ a lowly Dell Latitude D620 4gb XP laptop, sigh...



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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I use a MacBook Pro 15" late 2008 unibody, i.e. with a Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz. I do have 6GB RAM. Of course, I am not doing Gigabit panos, but just 50-200MP.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

Here are another two 200/2 VR panos (I am thinking these squeeze through to the Alt forum since I don't know of anyone else doing long tele narrow DoF boke panos, i.e. alt use for a non-alt lens *cough*):

http://throughthelensdarkly.com/forums/CW_20110313_NikonD3_36210.jpg

http://throughthelensdarkly.com/forums/CW_20110313_NikonD3_36211.jpg



bluetsunami
Registered: Sep 03, 2008
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Country: United States

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


Its definitely something that can be done often lest the subject will be annoyed. I think its great once in a while and the composition of the photo needs to be nailed on the first try. Here's one of my attempts at it when I first tried it out. Unfortunately I was shooting with a broken Canon 50/1.4 that was stuck wide open and didn't focus (had to Manually Focus without a Matte Screen)...

Cropped down to something usable...

http://i.imgur.com/6ZYC1.jpg

Full image before any cropping (basically what you get after merging everything)...

http://i.imgur.com/PmZKo.jpg

And a 100% crop of the face to show how much is being packed in as far as the sheer resolution of the full photo...

http://i.imgur.com/94G6M.jpg
You can tell shooting wide open and missfocusing a bit didn't help the sharpness

Its a lot of work just to get "the look" but its nice to know there's a technique that I can go to when needed. This was taken with a Rebel XT btw, you can get the effect even easier with a Full Frame camera obviously due to the expanded Field of View when using a similar lens at the same distance.

Two more taken with my Rebel XT and Canon 50/1.4...

http://i.imgur.com/UGbqm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UIYhS.jpg



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