Angry Photographer proves the 105/1.4E isn't "flat"

Started Oct 4, 2016 | Discussions thread
L Copps Senior Member • Posts: 1,608
Re: Angry Photographer proves the 105/1.4E isn't "flat"

Marianne Oelund wrote:

After all his bluster decrying the failings of the new Nikon 105/1.4E, Ken has unwittingly given us the best evidence ever, that it can produce gorgeous 3D pop.

All it takes is a smart aleck like me to come along, and notice how to use his resurrection-plant example to put the "flatness" issue to rest.

Here you go - Ken's stereogram created with the 105/1.4E (and a little help from the 105 DC as well; I wouldn't want to leave that out). Arranged by yours truly, for cross-eye mode viewing.

Nikkor 105/1.4E (with 105 DC) creates real 3D!

Of course, to make the stereo effect work well, I had to adjust the exposure to match as closely as I could. With that done, I would like to have some feedback about the microcontrast in each pane: Have a careful look, and post your opinion as to whether the left pane or the right pane has better microcontrast - or if you think they look about even.

Thanks for looking!

What "3D" pop? This picture is a very poor test of perspective rendering capabilities. You perceive "3D" pop because the ball of twine conceals part of the object on which it sits. Your mind therefore perceives "3D" because it perceives the ball is concealing the background and is led to speculate what is underneath.

A better test would be a facial portrait with gentle sloping lines and no concealment as was put forth in a previous thread which I attached below. The subject area of the picture above is very tight. It looks heavily cropped so only the center area of the lenses is tested, negating its spherical and aspherical properties.

This test proves nothing as far as "3D" pop.

This is a much better test:

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