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05-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #271
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I finally went out to try my hand at the Brenizer method this afternoon, and Im reasonably pleased with the results. I used the M 85mm f/2, wide open, the camera set to 2mp jpegs. This was produced from a total of 19 shots. The full version is 15.2mp. This is cross-posted from the M club.




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for the "unusual bench photo" category



a meteorologist friend of mine says that mini localized "rainbows" aren't exactly rare but not exactly common either. A combination of lens optics, relatively humid but coldish (slightly below freezing) air and low angle light. The 'rainbow' wasn't visible, only saw it when I processed the shot. I played a bit with the saturation curves to enhance it some.

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Wow - these park bench photos are really getting creative. Nice shots, Jonathan Mac & NaClH2O!
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Never thought benches could be so interesting, until I found this thread.
Now I find myself looking for them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I finally went out to try my hand at the Brenizer method this afternoon, and Im reasonably pleased with the results. I used the M 85mm f/2, wide open, the camera set to 2mp jpegs. This was produced from a total of 19 shots. The full version is 15.2mp. This is cross-posted from the M club.
I've been inspired!

Here's my very quick bash at the Bokeh pano/Brenizer method. It's a snap of my back garden so not the most exciting picture ever! No PP etc, just straight from Autopano Giga.

K10D, M50/1.4 wide-open, 2* JPEG quality at 6MP. This is composed of 20 shots in 3 rows, and cropped slightly to 10235x6876 (70MP!). I have had success with wideangle panos before, but good results at closer distances with tele lenses have always eluded me - until today. I have found the trick is to minimise the overlap to about 10-20% of the frame, and try not to have joins in the middle of obvious subjects:



I think I'd get better results from a longer, faster lens, but this is the best I can lay my hands on at the moment (keeping an eye out for a used Sigma 50-150/2.8 I think). Not sure if the DA70 offers much over a 28-75ish/2.8 in terms of bokeh/DOF? FA77 or FA85 would be ideal I guess!
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nice shot javier is that from the camera theft day?

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nice shot javier is that from the camera theft day?
Yep. I am really enjoying the images more so knowing the camera is gone. Strange I know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rob1234 Quote
I've been inspired!

Here's my very quick bash at the Bokeh pano/Brenizer method. It's a snap of my back garden so not the most exciting picture ever! No PP etc, just straight from Autopano Giga.

K10D, M50/1.4 wide-open, 2* JPEG quality at 6MP. This is composed of 20 shots in 3 rows, and cropped slightly to 10235x6876 (70MP!). I have had success with wideangle panos before, but good results at closer distances with tele lenses have always eluded me - until today. I have found the trick is to minimise the overlap to about 10-20% of the frame, and try not to have joins in the middle of obvious subjects:



I think I'd get better results from a longer, faster lens, but this is the best I can lay my hands on at the moment (keeping an eye out for a used Sigma 50-150/2.8 I think). Not sure if the DA70 offers much over a 28-75ish/2.8 in terms of bokeh/DOF? FA77 or FA85 would be ideal I guess!
Ha ha, Im glad I could inspire!

The errors in the matching are down to your stitching software, no fault of yours. The only Ive tried is Autostitch. Its free, you could run your photos through that & see if it gets rid of the errors in the watering can & the washing line. Apparently it keels over with a memory error with really big files, but I have no idea where the limit is, so worth a go. As the aim here is the shallow depth of field, unless the high resolution is needed, I would use a lower jpeg setting.

I first thought to use my K55/1.8 as its nice & sharp wide open, but I saw that it didnt provide a shallow enough DoF at a good distance. I think your M50/1.4 has done a good job, but maybe you could go closer for shallower DoF, but youll need more shots for the same FoV. I think the ideal for this method is a fast 85, Id use an f/1.4 if I had one, but Im limited to f/2.

Maybe we should start a Brenizer method thread & we can all try different stuff & see what works?
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Egads Eddie, that man has no head. Looks like lots of lion heads to make up for it.
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Missed shot i liked the result on norm
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