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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Jonas and Lars

    I think I have figured the smooth bokeh out. Vivek wrote in an earlier post:
    With all the adapted lenses on m4/3rds, it is, in principle, possible to focus them beyond infinity.

    Going past infinity to get fuzzy images has its uniqueness (smoother).

    Those who have olympus pen F lenses can mount (hold the lens firmly! it will mount but is a tad lose) them directly on m4/3rds and get past infinity.


    My Pentax lens does just that. When I take bokehgraphs, I don't look at the lens barrel when I focus - I just rotate the lens until I get the effect I want. In reviewing images with this lens, I see that I have quite a few with the smooth bokeh, and others with the typical Pentax circles and lines bokeh.

    Here is the original dog picture, straight out of the camera and processed as a jpeg in Lightroom

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Jonas and Lars

    I think I have figured the smooth bokeh out. Vivek wrote in an earlier post:
    [I]With all the adapted lenses on m4/3rds, it is, in principle, possible to focus them beyond infinity. (...)
    Thank you Keith, that explains everything. That's also what I have experienced; the Pentax 50/1.4 lenses have smooth foreground bokeh and harsh background bokeh. Now I understand better what I am looking at in that image, which I liked at the same time as it made me confused.

    regards,

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    BAD Project - Day 20

    "Green Stream, Barcelona"

    E-P2 with Pentax 50/1.4 and tilt adapter

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    Another spring blossom. Feel (and look) like a blossom stalker.

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    Love that one, Michiel

    BAD Project - Day 21

    "Steps, Dubrovnik"

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    "Steps, Dubrovnik"
    Lol, now it is getting weird. Thank you Keith.

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    Thanks Keith. Beautifull steps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    "Steps, Dubrovnik"
    Lol, now it is getting weird. Thank you Keith.

    /Jonas
    Jonas - nothing weird

    A crazy lens and a crazy tilt adapter (but with a good subject and viewpoint)

    Just a tune-up on saturation, color, etc in Photoshop - no image manipulation.

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    BAD Project - Day 22

    "Woman in Tunnel - Dubrovnik, Croatia"

    E-P2 with Pentax 50/1.4 (No tilt adapter)

    Focused in front of the focus point of the lens

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    Re: "Woman in Tunnel - Dubrovnik, Croatia"

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    BAD Project - Day 22

    "Woman in Tunnel - Dubrovnik, Croatia"

    E-P2 with Pentax 50/1.4 (No tilt adapter)

    Focused in front of the focus point of the lens
    I like this one.
    Don't you find that what you see on the screen the moment you take the shot always has that bit more depth of field to when you see the shot after the fact? Must be the mind playing the optimist.

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    Really like that spring blossom Michiel.

    Here are four I took today with the G1 & Minolta 50/1.4.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Evers View Post
    Really like that spring blossom Michiel.

    Here are four I took today with the G1 & Minolta 50/1.4.
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    Beautiful colors and bokehs, Ron. I especially like this one

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    The BAD Project - Day 23

    "Gaudi Gate, Barcelona"

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    Thanks Keith.
    Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.

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    Cherry. Auto Topcor Nikon Ai-s mount 58mm f/1.4 at 1.4.


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    Hi

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    G1/45-200

    Grape Hyacinth's in the back garden.

    G1/Oly OM 50mm 1.8 @2.8/12mm Ext Tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klythawk View Post
    Hi

    Tulip

    G1/45-200

    Grape Hyacinth's in the back garden.
    G1/Oly OM 50mm 1.8 @2.8/12mm Ext Tube.
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    Love the way the colors work with the bokeh, John


    Meanwhile:

    BAD Project - Day 24

    "Treed Square, Ibiza"



    No apologies for more trees - they are lovely in Europe

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    Must move quickly (can't do that on a boat) - I only have three days left.

    BAD Project - Day 25

    "Swirly Bush - Ibeza"

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Love the way the colors work with the bokeh, John


    Meanwhile:

    BAD Project - Day 24

    "Treed Square, Ibiza"



    No apologies for more trees - they are lovely in Europe

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    No Apologies Required!

    . . . . . another beautiful shot!

    Life is Grand!
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    spring again
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    BAD Project - Day 26

    "Red Flower Box - Almaria, Spain"

    E-P2, Pentax50/1.4, tilt adapter

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Love the way the colors work with the bokeh, John


    Meanwhile:

    BAD Project - Day 24

    "Treed Square, Ibiza"



    No apologies for more trees - they are lovely in Europe

    Keith
    This looks more like a lens the difference between the foreground and background defocus is very obvious in this one. Pentax 50 again? Background at the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    Background at the bottom?
    My guess is the background at the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    My guess is the background at the top.
    Hope my guess on what Lars is getting at by background and foreground is right.

    The tilt adapter is putting a fairly narrow slice of in focus image from the top right window to the bottom left window.

    Above that line it looks like the crunchy bokeh normally expected from the Pentax 50mm. Below the line the bokeh is smooth (image is focused beyond the focal point of the lens)

    Keith

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Keith,

    I'm so used to view camera thinking, sorry about that...

    You used forward tilt, pointing the lens down? That would lead to foreground bokeh above the focal plane and background bokeh at below the focal plane.
    Or the opposite if lens was tilted upwards.

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    Bad Project - Day 27

    "Church and Coffee - Almeria"

    Captured by the same old stuff: E-P2, Pentax 50mm, tilt adapter

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    BAD Project - Day 28

    "Diamonds on the Soles of my Shoes - Rome"

    E-P2, Pentax 50, tilt

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    Just bought a lens: Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E. A compact push pull consumer zoom made in the early 1980s which, according to what I've read, became a minor cult lens for Nikon users. First shots of a bush that's just come into flower in the garden. Same distance at 75mm and 150mm wide open.



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    Bird bath back in action. Contax G 45mm f/2 Planar at f/2.0 on G1-IR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Bird bath back in action. Contax G 45mm f/2 Planar at f/2.0 on G1-IR.
    Beautiful image Carl. I love the composition and the contribution from the bokeh

    Keith

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    BAD Project - Day 29 (The End)

    "Rome Roof"

    E-P2, Pentax 50/1.4, Tilt Adapter

    The goal of the BAD project was to post a bokeh a day throughout my vacation, which started off as an Atlantic cruise and a few days in the UK - but, because of a volcano, became two cruises (long story)

    I learned a lot from this exercise, and when the jet lag has left me I'll share some of my thoughts on bokehs, blends, in-focus, out-of-focus and all of that stuff. Thanks for watching.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    Bird bath back in action. Contax G 45mm f/2 Planar at f/2.0 on G1-IR.




    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    BAD Project - Day 29 (The End)

    "Rome Roof"

    E-P2, Pentax 50/1.4, Tilt Adapter

    The goal of the BAD project was to post a bokeh a day throughout my vacation, which started off as an Atlantic cruise and a few days in the UK - but, because of a volcano, became two cruises (long story)

    I learned a lot from this exercise, and when the jet lag has left me I'll share some of my thoughts on bokehs, blends, in-focus, out-of-focus and all of that stuff. Thanks for watching.

    Keith

    Hi Keith and Carl,
    Your images are lovely! Keith, I have really enjoyed your BAD Project. Carl, I look forward to more of your fine images recorded by Contax G lenses. All the best, Leica 77.

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    Thanks Leica!

    Back home now, and testing a lens I ordered before the trip. This is the big brother of the Chinese 25/1.4 that I bought from shortfin-trading on e-bay. This lens is 35mm/f1.7 - it costs $40. Looks very good so far. This image is taken at full aperture.

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    Last edited by woodmancy; 1st May 2010 at 05:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hi Keith and Carl,
    Your images are lovely! Keith, I have really enjoyed your BAD Project. Carl, I look forward to more of your fine images recorded by Contax G lenses. All the best, Leica 77.
    Thank you Leica77. Thanks again also for your help with the Contax G 28. Surgery completed and "patient" is doing just fine. I'll post some images from the converted 28 soon.
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    Here is another image from the c-mount 35/1.7 Chinese CCTV lens


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    Sun Glass


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    Taking a walk on an overcast day . . . . .

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    If you look good, you might see an Angel in there...


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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Sun Glass


    Voigtlander Nokton Asph. 50mm f/1.5 - ISO 100 - f/1.5 - 1/1000


    Taking a walk on an overcast day . . . . .

    Life is Grand!

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    Life is grander if you are sitting in that chair with a beer contemplating the sky.
    My favorite kind of bokehgraph

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryMK View Post
    If you look good, you might see an Angel in there...

    If I look good? - or if I am good?

    The Angel that I see only has one arm (wing?) - maybe we need a blow up?

    Up to the usual high standard, Jerry

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    Chives


    GF1 with a Leica Lumix G Vario-Elmam 1:3.8 - 5.6 \14 - 50 ASPH. - ISO 800 - f/5.6 - 1/1300 - 50mm

    . . . . . afternoon walk . . . . . return to the scene of the crime with a different lens . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Chives

    GF1 with a Leica Lumix G Vario-Elmam 1:3.8 - 5.6 \14 - 50 ASPH. - ISO 800 - f/5.6 - 1/1300 - 50mm

    . . . . . afternoon walk . . . . . return to the scene of the crime with a different lens . . . . .

    Life is Grand!

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    Definitely worth returning to the crime scene - lovely image, Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Definitely worth returning to the crime scene - lovely image, Dan.

    Keith
    Many thanks for you kind words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
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    Klaus - good to see you back! How was that picture taken?

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    Keith,
    that was easy You know the Hamilton effect ???
    Just breathe on the lens and wait a little that the moisture on the lens drys. Take your shots...if drying lasts too long you may clean wipe a center spot with a microfib cloth. That works

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    Forget Me Not


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    Forget Me Not

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    Really nice Dan - you have to search hard for the little sharp guy in the corner

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    "Trees, Cadiz (28)"

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    "Fruit trees and rain"
    G1 with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8



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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    "Trees, Cadiz (28)"

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    Beautiful shot, I love the bokeh in the trees!

    What lens were you using for this shot?

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