December 16th, 2011, 04:53 AM
Cool Starbust Flare Comparison: Oly 45mm, Panny 20mm, and Oly 4/3 14-54mm mkII
So while I was playing around with lighting setups for a day of product shooting w/ perfume bottles, I happen to come up with this idea of having a starburst effect with our main strobe by shooting light unto the camera at the lens's smallest aperture.
What is interested is the shapes and flares that comes around from the three lenses I used on my Panasonic GH2
These photos are unedited
Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 closed down to f22
Panasonic 20mm f1.7 closed down to f16
Olympus 4/3 Zuiko 15-54mm mkII f2.8-3.5 lens at 14mm focal length and closed down to f22
There really is a difference in an Olympus 4/3 High Grade Glass compared to the micro 4/3 glass when it comes to flare control, starburst shape, etc. All of them has 7 circular diaphragm blades. Going back and forth in the focal length and looking at the two primes, I noticed that the wider end (14mm or 20mm) has the best flare look, while the tele end (45mm or 54mm) minimizes the starburst flare .
Be sure to visit my photo website: www.fotosiamo.com
All my photos are copyrighted to Joe Gunawan | fotosiamo.com. Any usage requires licensing & expressed permission by me.
Last edited by jambaj0e; December 16th, 2011 at 12:35 PM.