A bit of lens test today. Nothing technical though.
First shot at f/1.5, wide open:
See how beautifully the background is separated from the subject. Also note the well known Zeiss 3D pop.
I usually find people on the internet discussing this 3D pop and mixing it with shallow depth of field effect. Whereas, in fact the 3D effect is enhanced when the lens is stopped down. See for self.
Since, at f/2.8, the subject’s outline is in focus and sharper, the separation is enhanced. This does not stop here though.
Still there. What about at f/8:
Amazing effect. I wish I could explain it in words.
All photos are straight out of camera which was at normal settings.
A bit of post processing works nice:
I hope you enjoy looking at my son, Musa. He was patient enough to model this and other sessions.