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Cars - Bokeh Panos


Cars are a great subject to demonstrate the extreme isolation of Bokeh Panorama photography. A “Bokeh Pano” is a stitched panorama, made up from shallow depth of field photos. Often taken on a longer (focal length) lens, with a large entrance pupil. The "entrance pupil" is the size of the lens' aperture, as viewed through its front optics (effective size, not its physical size). You can work this out by dividing its focal length by its f-stop. For example; An 85mm f/1.4's entrance pupil is 61mm (when wide open @ f/1.4).

For a more detailed explanation of the technique GO HERE.



Stitched from 30 images, shot with the Zeiss Planar 85mm f/1.4 ZF-IR lens

Taken with a full spectrum Sony A7 + 830nm infrared filter

Equivalent DoF to a 24mm f/0.4 lens single full frame image

To assure impressive subject isolation; Get as close to your subject as you can, while keeping as much distance between the subject and background (preferably not sky) as possible. Combine this with using a lens that has a large entrance pupil. This technique can allow relatively budget equipment to emulate cameras and/or lenses that (if they existed) would be prohibitively large, heavy & expensive.

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