Thanks for stopping by! This tip is all about lens diffraction in photography – as you probably guessed from the title 🙂
The video discusses not only what diffraction is, but also how it can affect your photography. In addition, I’ve put a TON of examples in plus I answer five of the most common questions that come up when the subject turns to diffraction. The video is below – watch that first – and then under the video are some sample photos.
Did you see the video yet? If so, feel free to examine the sample images below 🙂
NOTE – I’ve had some questions about the sharpening method used in some of the images below – it’s all just the Unsharp Mask, nothing special.
Although the video gets the point across, I think the images below do an even better job. For best results, click the image to get a full-size view (it’s the original 1920 pixel wide image I used in the video, so make sure if your browser resizes it you click the little magnifying glass to enlarge to full size).
Note – if you did not see the video, this probably isn’t going to make any sense…
Map comparison from the 1.0 minute mark:
Overlook comparing effect of diffraction at different F/Stops at the 3.30 minute mark:
Depth of field vs sharpness comparison from the 4.34 minute mark:
“Sweet spot” comparison from the 5.37 minute mark:
Low res with no diffraction vs high res with diffraction comparison at 9.02:
Sharpening out diffraction comparisons at 11.17:
Finally, my attempt to sell you my new book, Secrets To Stunning Wildlife Photography, at the 13.24 mark. If you like wildlife photography, you’ll love this 290 page e-book jam packed with my best tips and tricks!
Click the image to see more about the book.
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