Gotta run now but will be glad to pick this up later. Ken Burgess goes into the physics of how a CU lens works on Cyclopital's web site. The bottom line is that you can get much, much closer to your subject in 3D with such a lens. The higher the magnification number, the closer you can get. The tradeoff is limit on usable "depth" - the distance front to back that can be focused and (in the case of 3D) converged. You can also back up and zoom in to reduce the parallax issues. My first shots were quite disappointing, too, bravia. It takes some practice and experimentation. The first thing I did was to go out without a clue as to what should be done. Had I not done that, I wouldn't have discovered things for myself, and there are some shots I like very much that I might not have attempted. It's a part of my learning experience, but it makes for lots of lousy results initially.
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7/23/12 at 7:48am