It's pretty sweet. Depth of field can be millimeters!
It's pretty sweet. But very dark, since it wants a deep field.
The shallow DOF can be a problem to work around. Sometimes you'll see people photographing bugs with multiple flashes attached to the camera: they have to stop down to f32 to get anything in focus, and need a ton of light to get anything visible at that aperture.
There's a pretty neat program (Windows and Mac versions available, although the Mac lags behind in new features) called Helicon Focus that allows one to take multiple images each with a shallow DoF, while racking the focus. The software then selects the sharpest slice of each, and layers them together to create one image with a huge DoF.
Of course I love selective focus, but sometimes--especially with macro photography--I want *everything* to be in focus, and there's just no way to do it.
Speaking of DoF, there's a cool little program for the Palm (also a Windows version to print discs) called, DoF Master. It allows one to select the size of their imaging sensor/film and then see what the DoF would be at varying f/stops with a selected lens. It also allow the easy calculation of the hyperfocal distance.
The DOF merge idea is neat, but it would be tricky with bugs (unless they are dead).
http://www.graficaobscura.com/depth/index.html has a bit Paul Haeberli wrote about the merging process a long time ago. The other stuff on the site is pretty interesting too.
Oh awesome, I didn't realize that was back online! I was afraid it had vanished down the memory hole when reality.sgi.com was retired.
http://laminadesign.com/ has some cool stuff of his too.
Hmm 1.3s at f2.8, since the camera is obviously not handheld and the Underwood isn't in motion, surely it would be easier set the EOS 5D to shutter priority and select f8, say.
Is that a Vectrex to the right of the monkey head
You mean just above the Adam Ant LP?
Correct, and to the left of the shelves of DVDs.
I had a Vectrex for a while, they're neat little toys.
It's an Ann Arbor Ambassador terminal. Portrait-mode green-on-black 80x60, 9600 baud. Though I had to rewrite the termcap entry to make it go that fast under emacs.
What did you pay for the panoramic lens?
why do they insist on putting useless kitchens into these places?
Building your own ElectriClerk? I hear homebrew ElectriClerks are all the rage these days. With, you know, the hep cats, or whatever.
Pfft. Real men don't need macro lenses. We have real cameras with bellows.
funny you mentioned bellows; I was just about to respond with
selective focus lenses for between $100-$300. The lensbaby 3G seems like the one that takes it beyond "toy" status.
That's still about the same as comparing apples and orange-colored paperclips.
Yum. Be still my foolish steampunk heart. Do we get to see zoomed out pictures of that sometime?
Also, I'm intrigued by the thing that looks like a bunch of cartoon grapes.
wow, barry andrews? no way.
Fracking awesome pad.
You should really get a tripod - I got a good cheap one and it's made a world of difference in my recent photos :D
Very nice panorama conversion - what tool did you use to put it into quicktime?