JonPatrickHyde
2 years ago1,000+ Views
I was pretty stoked to test out a new 500mm f/4 Cat Lens by Nikon a few weeks ago.
It came neatly tucked into the standard Nikon hard-shell travel case - it arrived undamaged and ready to use.
It was a little unwieldy and the balance was more towards the back. It took good pictures in normal light - but due to it's "cat eye" vision - it really upped my game in low-light situations.
I give this lens a 4 paws rating. It's the cat's meow... :-p
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It's an eloquent design, mew.
2 years ago·Reply
looks purrfect
2 years ago·Reply
Really love the case! I also love the style of focus/blur that you achieved. Was that hard? Did the Nikon 500m Cat lens make it easy?
2 years ago·Reply
@marshalledgar - The style of focus is called "selective focus" - I did a card on this here - https://www.vingle.net/posts/893177-Photography-Cinematography-101%0A-Visual-Attention-Selective-Focus I love using selective focus to draw attention to the subject of a photo the way I want to present it. It's a creative choice that uses a fact of our biology (our eyes will automatically look for an area of focus when presented with data that is out of focus) to give the photographer control over how an image is viewed. It's much more common in motion pictures - which is why I am so typically drawn to shooting still photos this way (seeing my main photographic training was in cinematography). I shot these images with a 50mm f/1.4 lens. The smaller the f-stop number on a lens the larger the aperture will open - this limits available depth of field (the depth that focus is available at any given distance from the lens - this depth measurement will change as you move away from the lens). This small number/large aperture/shallow depth of field relationship is one of many "inverse" relationships in photography. The closer you are to any lens which will open to f/1.4 - the depth of field quickly becomes millimeters - whereas a wide angle lens has a much larger depth of field - regardless the aperture - at any given distance - and telephoto lenses have less. This is part of why I love photography so much - it's technical and it's mathematical - yet with it once you understand the math and the various technical aspects you can use it to capture creative and expressive images. It's simply the best of both worlds if you are a person who is equally right/left brained such as myself.
2 years ago·Reply
Oh my God I really love this. So precious! It fits so perfectly!!!! Good kitty!
2 years ago·Reply
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