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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by LegacyLens, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2012
    Vignetting and if you do/don't like it and why I will participate: "I like vignetting because it gives a unique image look and it is is rather old timey looking" Share your reasons!
  2. derick

    derick Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2011
    Recently started using vignette in aperture 3 and have been struck by how it can subtly enhance a shot. Sorry not at my computer but will post before/after examples later.
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I like adding a subtle vignette or burn in PP as I think it gives the image depth (that 3D pop thing).
  4. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    I like vignetting in some images, but in others don't. It depends on the subject and the kind of PP you do. I use vignetting in those photos which I wnat them to look vintage or a little Lomo.
  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Everything in moderation (including moderation)
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  6. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    Vignetting helps keep the viewers eyes from "wandering off the image". It also is a closer approximation to ones normal vision. Your field of vision gradually fades off, there isn't a perfect image right up to an abrupt end. It gradually fades. I often wonder why so much attention is paid to whether a lens has a slight light fall-off at the edges. Some people react like it is the end of the world. Heck, I add it intentionally.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leicamini/7326989750/" title="Day Lily by Leica Bill, on Flickr"> 7326989750_38d34fc8a8_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Day Lily"></a>
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  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Vignetting is just reduced resolution, sharpness, and brightness caused by poor exposure at the ends of the frame. For what I do, there's nothing to like about it. ;) 
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    On some images it works well, but I've seen it over-used. A little bit can act as a sort of frame. The use of white for vignette on a sepia photo can give a distinctly old-time look to a photo.
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  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    To me, vignetting can give a nice effect in some instances, but it's not something I generally go for. I don't enjoy shooting with a lens that suffers from heavy vignetting, as I figure I am not using my full sensor and thus am leaving megapixels on the table. I'd rather add a little vignetting in PP if I feel that the photo calls for it (generally only if it's a very "sentimental" image).
  10. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Bill, fabulous shot!
  11. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Hi LegacyLens. Please set up a gallery so we can see what you are doing.

    Also pm me a list of of your lenses and mounts. I may be getting rid of some stuff in the near future.

  12. derick

    derick Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2011
    Ok here are the shots I mentioned....two sets. The changes are subtle but I think they make the second shots "pop" more.
    E-P3    ---    20mm    f/3.2    1/200s    ISO 200

    with vignetting and a slight crop:
    E-P3    ---    20mm    f/3.2    1/200s    ISO 200

    E-P3    ---    20mm    f/1.7    1/60s    ISO 200

    with vignetting, slight crop and WB adjustment:
    E-P3    ---    20mm    f/1.7    1/60s    ISO 200
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