|Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:01 am Post subject:
|I love that first image! Very poetic.
For images up closer, I would not pursue more separation either, and indeed most lenses get irrelevantly soft wide-open PLUS close-up. But I love the wide-angle shallow-depth-of-field look as a narrative tool. In search of options, I have pursued many approaches and done quite a lot of research. Anamorphics for example disappointed completely, as did front-mounted wide-angle converters. Focal reducers work decently, but a "proper" large format camera would be the next step. Provided one finds the right lens in terms of coverage and indeed separation (I find his comparison shot between the Leitz f/2.8 and the Nikon f/5.6 not all that different in regards to separation, sadly).
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