Dp merrill 3-D Effect

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP lasm Contributing Member • Posts: 972
Re: Not just for Sigma....

RomanJohnston wrote:

The 3D effect is about microcontrast.

I am always looking for the next "best thing" to help me with my landscape work. Been cruising the forums here to see some examples of the output of the Sigma unit....trying to weed through the true MP equivalent of the sensor vs the true pixel count. (methinks it is somewhere between the actual MP count and the effective count quoted by multiplying the actual count by each layer of the sensor)

But back to the topic at hand. I have not played with enough Sigma files to know if it is naturally disposed to the 3D effect, but I do know with the right lenses, best shot technique, and proper processing, I can get it even from my old 12MP D300 as seen below. I am guessing this is the 3D your talking about? For me the foreground tree looks like it is about to pop out of the frame.

Is this the 3D effect your talking about?

Portland Japanese Garden


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I have to say your processing of the tree in the forest is very impressive !

However, the Foveon equivalent to this will apply to all parts of the image as well, i.e. the grass will look somewhat 3-Dish and the other trees will have some of the same 3D-look  too.. so to me, it is still not the same, but nevertheless impressive piece of work here.

If you secret is micro-contrast, i will have to look deeper into that

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