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Examples

These images are shot at various distances and apertures.

Processing

Nikon Capture NX 2.2.4 at Standard. All noise reduction off, all lens corrections OFF. Post processing in Photoshop was minimal. Sharpening at most: Smart Sharpen {100, 0.2, 0}.

Seed heads

Depth of field is of course shallow, but sharpness is very high, especially considering that these seeds heads were waving in the breeze, and this shot was handheld. Bokeh is pleasing, with graceful background and foreground out of focus characteristics.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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Nikon D3x + 200mm f/4D @ f/5.6, 1/250 sec handheld, ISO 400

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