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    Cool aperture effects

    I've got a photo competition that I need to shoot for over the summer. Just a little local show.

    One of the topics this year is "aperture". I've was thinking of doing something funky with a wide open or tight aperture setting. Any funky techniques I might be able to try?

    All tips welcome.

    The other classes are a bit more interesting than last year, looking forward to reviewing old photos and taking new ones for them


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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    Disagree Bob Blaylock disagreed
     

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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    How about taking some starburst shots of some lights at night
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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    Thanks both

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    Thanks, kind of looks like the photo equivalent of shakycam but cool effects nonetheless. I'm struggling to figure out the compatibility chart. I'd be looking to fit to a D5100, do I need a second intermediate attachment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironwood View Post
    How about taking some starburst shots of some lights at night
    This is with very high f numbers correct? I did see this doing some research. I was going to give it a try. I'll have to get on with it as it's quite light in the evening now!

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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    Cool aperture effects
    Quote Originally Posted by derekthetree View Post
    Thanks both

    Thanks, kind of looks like the photo equivalent of shakycam but cool effects nonetheless. I'm struggling to figure out the compatibility chart. I'd be looking to fit to a D5100, do I need a second intermediate attachment?

    This is with very high f numbers correct? I did see this doing some research. I was going to give it a try. I'll have to get on with it as it's quite light in the evening now!
    If you want cheesy aperture shapes, you don't need to buy anything. Just use a lens with a wide aperture and cut any shape you want out of black paper.

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    With starbursts you'll need to experiment. Some lenses produce the best star at f/8, beyond which the star's spokes get shorter and dimmer. Some lenses are best at f/22. Try your own lens' behavior.
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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    Thanks, kind of looks like the photo equivalent of shakycam but cool effects nonetheless. I'm struggling to figure out the compatibility chart. I'd be looking to fit to a D5100, do I need a second intermediate attachment?

    No... They make their lenses for Nikon mounts. The aperture inserts are just little magnetic screens that fit in front of their manual apertures... The whole affair is manual exposure and manual focus.

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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    A hundred dollars for that?

    I achieve the exact same effect with homemade cardboard cutouts stuck in the front of my ƒ/1.4 50mm.
    Last edited by Bob Blaylock; 04-24-2018 at 02:11 AM. Reason: May Laurence Tureaud have compassion for anyone who spends a hundred dollars on that. — http://tinyurl.com/LaurenceTureaud

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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    A hundred dollars for that?

    I achieve the exact same effect with homemade cardboard cutouts stuck in the front of my ƒ/1.4 50mm.
    Yeah, but your 50mm lens doesn't tilt-focus like the LensBaby mounts do.

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    Re: Cool aperture effects

    Some kind of macro using a large aperture might be kewl.
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