certain magic works
When shooting a bright light source into the frame, you can get an interesting effect with the rays of light. This effect is usually called Star Effect.
This effect is very easy to get. To do this, simply remove the bright light source on the closed aperture. How much the aperture has to be closed depends on the lens on which the image is being taken. Each lens has a certain number F, which results in a pronounced effect with the rays. For the most part, when using digital cameras that do not have a mechanical diaphragm control device with aperture blades, the effect with the rays will not work. Continue reading
When focusing on some lenses you can notice a very interesting effect. Many lenses change (usually reduce) the field of view when focusing from infinity to MDF (minimum focusing distance). In Western literature, this effect is called ‘Focus Breathing’. Continue reading
Once I wondered: ‘Why do my Nikon D700 RAW files weigh so little?’. In search of an answer, I found very interesting information.
So, when shooting, I sometimes use the RAW file format, (in Nikon it is called NEF – Nikon Electronic Format – Nikon electronic file format). Nikon’s RAW files have certain settings, I usually use 14-bit color depth with no loss or no compression at all. In general, NEF files with 14-bit color depth and without compression weigh about 24.4MB. In the image below, I showed the size of my files in bytes. Continue reading