A (Slightly) Better Aperture-Comparison Presentation

Probably the last of these for a while, as I'm off tomorrow to travel for a few weeks, but here's a sequence of different-aperture shots taken looking down a railing on the covered bridge in the gardens of the Heian Shrine (平安神宮) in Kyoto Japan, where my previous post left us.

Animatable (4 frames) — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view different apertures

Though with fewer shots, this scene perhaps makes for a better example than the one I posted the other day in “The Effects of Aperture on a Subtle, Tranquil Cluster of Cherry Blossoms”.

Still, the shutter-speed one from earlier in the month (“The Effect of Shutter Speed on the Appearance of Flowing Water”) is better yet.

One comment so far...

It could be interesting to choose apertures in a way to resemble the effects of different sensor formats.
For example, you could shoot at
– 1.4 (FX very good lens),
– 1.8 (FX good lens)
– 2.8 (FX normal lens, or 1.8 DX good lens)
– 3.5 (FX normal zoom aperture, or 2.8 DX good zoom)
– 5.6 (equivalent to 3.5 on DX, a normal zoom, wide end)
– 7.1 (equivalent to 5.6 on DX, a normal zoom, tele end)
– 11
– 16 or 18 (an iPhone 5s equivalent DOF)

— comment by Olaf on January 11th, 2014 at 9:29pm JST (10 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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