Leica Monochrom/Noctilux tech images - DOF issues

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by dalethorn, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    These 2 tech images are an interesting look at DOF with the Noctilux lens, i.e. how DOF creates very different impressions under identical shooting conditions with just a perspective shift in the subject. These were taken at f4.0 and 1/125 handheld, ISO 800, from the minimum focus distance (~3.3 ft). The first image was focused on the brand logo, and the second was focused on the far side of the right earpad. To me, the first image was an aesthetic success and the second a failure. But the second image would have been successful with a greater DOF.

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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I believe that to be true- when focusing on the eyes with one closer to the camera than the other: almost all the images focused on the farther eye do not work for me. I want the closest of the competing features in sharp focus, everything else takes its place of importance behind it. The earphones- the pattern is the same, the closest portion is out of focus and distracts from point of focus.
     
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