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Going for depth

I've had some free time on my hands, and decided to experiment with trying to get a 3D effect by using various lenses and shallow depth of focus. The best results came from a Wollensak Focus 5 (aka Vesta), next an Imagon, then a Ross.  The Wolly and the Ross are petzval formula, and the Imagon is (... someone help me here).  I got six good ones out of 15 shots, here are three of them.


Ross lens, about 6 or 7 inch. Waterhouse stops. This was shot wide open (about f/3.8). I deliberately darkened it because I thought It looked good that way.


Imagon 250mm. This is using the smallest of the fuzz rings, which puts it about f/11. There is a definite 3D look to the result.



Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 10:39PM by Registered CommenterGeorge Bogatko | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

Excellent George!!! I'm partial to close-ups!!!

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Brewer

Really excellent George. I think you're on the right track with the petzval. At APUG, take a look in the deep dark pages at the back of my gallery and there are some pictures of toy cars. Some of those float above the surface of the paper. They were paper negs done with about a 10" Petzval but in Macro mode somewhere beyond 1:1. They're about 1.5:1 or so in most cases.

November 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterJim Galli

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