What's the quality that gives some lenses (like Minolta G) a "3D" look?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP arie Regular Member • Posts: 423
almost looks like a "miniature" scene - how is this done?

Your photo brings up another question that I've had for a while. I've seen long range photos of houses and so forth that have a very strange, almost toy like quality to them. It was as if someone staged the scene with miniature houses and cars and photographed it. It's a very funny look that must be done with a very specific shooting technique.

What comes to mind is shooting with a long lens as wide open as possible.

brian14478 wrote:

dlkeller wrote:

Increased sharpness and contrast.

This and a very clear distinction between elements in a scence that are in and out of focus. This was with an a100 and a minolta 100-200 4.5.

Many lenses are capable of the look your talking about..The minolta 70-210 f4. and many other lenses actually. The biggest factor though is a clearly defined sharpness and dof( my opinion)...brian

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