Strikes me as a lot of unnecessary work... both in mounting the modified
lens to a bellows and taking >20 exposures at different focus distances.
With an unmodified 35mm lens you can get from 1.7 feet to infinity in
4 exposures with focus at 2, 3, 6 and 12 feet. You can even get
slightly under 1 foot for the closest distance but you'd need at least 1
more exposure and maybe 2. Heck, with focus at 11.1 feet you can get
from 5.6 feet to infinity in 1 shot.
20 exposures? What are they doing. Focusing on a fly on the front
element with the background sharp and at infinity?
On 10/10/2012 10:56 PM, usher99@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Very nice indeed. How close does that lens focus? Reminds me of some
> "macro landscapes" I have seen. Someone dissected the mount
> of a Z. 35/2.8 and mounted it on a bellows so that it it still focused
> at infinity. They then focused at infinity and moved the cam back on
> the bellows
> so that the lens was stationary and focused stacked >20 shots. It was
> a startling effect and the technique did work well.
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