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A contrast in focal length with today’s photos of the Otterbein Marching Band and Flag Corp.
The top photo was made with a 500mm f8 mirror lens, a strong telephoto, to compress the depth bringing the background closer to the subject in the foreground.
This lens is manual focus built before autofocus was invented. Very old-school.
The photo below was made with a 14-30mm wide-angle lens held at a low angle to put the light behind the flags and the unfurlers.
The 14mm wide angle does the opposite of the 500mm. It creates much greater depth by separating foreground and background objects.
Both were shot on the Nikon Z5.
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