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Andy_Hodapp

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Brenizer Method First Try
« on: March 01, 2014, 08:21:15 PM »
Thought I would try today the brenizer method aka bokeh panorama.  Asked my friend to help me with it, by modeling.  The photo itself isn't really anything special but I know I'll need this technique down the line for clients looking for extremely large portrait prints.  24 shots on a Canon 5D MKii with 200mm F/2.8 L II at F/4, ISO 400, 1/200th.

   


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Brenizer Method First Try
« on: March 01, 2014, 08:21:15 PM »

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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 10:32:14 PM »
That only works out to a 66mm f1.3.

But great shot, especially for a first try at the technique.
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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 11:15:14 PM »
That only works out to a 66mm f1.3.

But great shot, especially for a first try at the technique.

Thank you, how do you find out want it is equivalent to?  Also should I try doing this with my 50 1.8 for a more pronounced effect?
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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 11:25:01 PM »
Here is a link to the calculator. http://brettmaxwellphoto.com/Brenizer-Method-Calculation/

In my experience the longer lenses work better, but you should be using your 200 @ f2.8 not f4, that would have gotten you down to an f0.9!
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Re: Brenizer Method First Try
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 11:25:01 PM »