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    Default How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    Hello,

    how do photographers achieve the 'big-nose' effect on creatures? Is it using a fish eye lens?

    Can recommend a fish eye lens model for a Nikon D50?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStallion View Post
    Hello,

    how do photographers achieve the 'big-nose' effect on creatures? Is it using a fish eye lens?

    Can recommend a fish eye lens model for a Nikon D50?

    Cheers,
    Angel
    No need to use a fish eye. Just get close to your subject can already...

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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    just your kit lens is good enough.

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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    go wide and upclose
    that should do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    go wide and upclose
    that should do it
    Wide as in using a wide angle lens?

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    you mean like "THE DOG"

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    perhaps you can get an ultra wide angle lens that has a close MFD. just go as close as you can to the subject before the focus goes haywire and make the shot.

    distortions like this can be quite fun. esp for wedding candids
    random equipment.
    where are my primes?

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    Or perhaps some photoshopping...hmm...

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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    Any wide angle lenses will do, not necessary fish-eye.

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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    shot at 10mm ultrawide angle lens on 1.5x crop factor.

    you need to be very close to the animal. the camera about less than 50cm from the cow's nose, focused on his eyes. and i'm within 1m from the cow's head. you need to be extremely careful at such distance. i have been assaulted by a cow before, and ouch. i suggest others to take a less daring take, and make sure you take only if the animal is kind of behind a fence or something.


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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    even a 50mm at close distance can achieve mild effects. the minimal focusing distance for mine is 50cm, and this is shot less than 1m.

    there is emphasis of the nose, as shown. use it with caution on human beings. too much distortion is not fun, and is meaningless and ugly.

    Last edited by zoossh; 17th September 2007 at 09:32 PM.

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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    Wide angle or Fisheye will do the trick.. Must be rather close..


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    Quote Originally Posted by binbeto View Post
    Wide angle or Fisheye will do the trick.. Must be rather close..

    actually your shoot suddenly makes me wonder what focal length does those "big eyes mei mei" use to shoot themselves from the top.....

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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    shot at 10mm ultrawide angle lens on 1.5x crop factor.

    you need to be very close to the animal. the camera about less than 50cm from the cow's nose, focused on his eyes. and i'm within 1m from the cow's head. you need to be extremely careful at such distance. i have been assaulted by a cow before, and ouch. i suggest others to take a less daring take, and make sure you take only if the animal is kind of behind a fence or something



    Quote Originally Posted by binbeto View Post
    Wide angle or Fisheye will do the trick.. Must be rather close..

    Yup! this is kinda what i'm refering to. but making the nose even bigger.

    Thanks guys! for helping. ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStallion View Post
    Yup! this is kinda what i'm refering to. but making the nose even bigger.

    Thanks guys! for helping. ^_^
    Something like this?

    This photo, taken about 20cm to 30cm away from the girl, using 18mm.


    Use wide angle, 18mm to 24mm.
    50mm is out. It gives you a "normal" perspective.

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    Default Re: How to achieve 'Big-nose' effect?

    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    actually your shoot suddenly makes me wonder what focal length does those "big eyes mei mei" use to shoot themselves from the top.....
    heh the mei meis?
    Got some examples, fresh from last thursday. all on 1.6x crop body

    18mm


    10mm
    Last edited by unseen; 18th September 2007 at 02:37 PM.

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