Firework with Oly 12mm

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by GRID, May 2, 2013.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I tryed the manual fokusing method on firework with the Oly 12mm F2, and i really liked the almost tiltshift miniature look it gave.





  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Good try Grid. I would try it with the aperture closed down a little. I would try f/16 or f/22 and of course leave the shutter open for a few seconds.
  3. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    But i wanted the shallow Depth of field, so i could manual fokus during the exposure to get that effect with DOF in the image :)
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I don't understand why you would want shallow DoF, but that's certainly a good reason. Was there something in the background you were trying to avoid? Obviously, the advantage of the small aperture is a greater depth of field and more forgiving focus, but you know that.

    I just noticed your smiley, were you being sarcastic? (Sorry for my ignorance.)
  5. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I wanted part of the firework to be out of focus, that´s why i had the lens on manual and moved the fokus during the exposure, so i used polariser filter to get a longer exposure without having to use higher F-value, since it wasnt that dark when they started the firework.
  6. Kingsfan

    Kingsfan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    highland park, CA
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    with the 12mm lens, i don't know if you could get shallow DOF from that distance
  7. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
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    Timos :)
    I like the results :thumbup:
  8. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
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    Really nice. #3 is my favorite. :smile:

    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
  9. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I like the results. Definitely something a bit different, and firework shots tend to get a bit same same :smile:

    How exactly did you do this? Correct focus then shift manually during the exposure?
  10. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Cool experiment and worked to great effect in 3 and 5 in particular.
  11. luguidomanski

    luguidomanski Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Curitiba, Brazil
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    #3 is my fave. Loved the effect.
  12. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    The OOF look you were going for works great in image #3. :thumbup: