3D Pop Lenses - Are Older Better?

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tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 38,762
Re: Some older lenses are better, for sure

fPrime wrote:

Simply that very fast lenses can produce much more shallow DOF than human eyes do. So much so that in fact, that our brains automatically recognize an image with extremely shallow DOF as artificial... a "fake" view in the sense that they were clearly taken by a fast lens.


Actually that is not true because our eyes produce a DOF that's very shallow. If you don't believe me hold a finger in front of you about a foot from your face and an inch from your computer screen, focus on it and, while maintaining focus on your finger you will see the text on the screen is out of focus. Repeat this at any distance. Because your eyes focus so quickly, faster than any lens, it gives the illusion of deep DOF.

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