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Old Sep 16, 2016, 8:29 AM   #1
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Default The Bokeh of a 300mm f/2.8 - NSFW

One of my favorite lens @ work
Gwen with the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8:

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Old Sep 16, 2016, 4:19 PM   #2
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While I really like this shot, close examination shows something odd about the focus area. It looks like a round hole of focus rather than a plane.
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You're right there's a slight OnOne blur filter applied to the picture which vignetted the corners

Without OnOne:




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... and this lens does landscape at the other end too:

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G'day Neil

Having looked at #1 then #2 ... yes there's a slight difference incl the vignetting
I ponder whether you really needed the OnOne filter, or merely a bit of burning in to create the vignette

Whichever way it goes, I agree with Bynx ... great image work from you with a beautiful model

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I ponder whether you really needed the OnOne filter, or merely a bit of burning in to create the vignette
Hi Phil,

That filter does more than burn-in the corners, both the brightness and blurring are adjustable, but I agree on the 1st picture it kind of created a "tunnel vision" which was what Bynx noticed...

Gwen is attractive by herself and the whole background was already blurred out by the 300mm f/2.8, so the image didn't need the extra vignetting and blurring to bring the viewer eyes into the center. It was just part of my action in photoshop so I didn't bother

On this next picture that same filter works quite well in darkening out the wall of the shed and balancing out the right side of the image:

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Excellent images. The thin DOF with the 300mm really helps, especially with a location like you have there. Great skin color, it looks right.
I didn't even know that this lens existed until now.
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Well your model is definately the point of focus. Personally I dont like faking focus especially with things like Lensbaby. I wish they would stop making that stupid thing. Once when trying to shoot a model train setup I had the troubles of making it look real. Now along comes a lens that creates that problem and makes things look like a toy train setup. Go figure.
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All good shot but I have to say number two is my preferred picture.
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I definitely agree. The textural contrasts between the model's skin, and the shed really give it an 'old time' quality. Looks like photos taken with box cameras and B&W film.
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