Here is one, still at night.
Ep1 + Porst 55mm f1.2
Here is one, still at night.
Ep1 + Porst 55mm f1.2
Graf 75mm soft focus
Magnification with this rig is about 4:1 I think.
These are massively scaled down. There's a lot of missing detail in these shots. Here's a little GIF anim. that shows it from scaled to the 100% crop size:
All of the above are RAW without any processing BTW - straight conversions to JPeg. All Hand-held too. Hand-holding at 4:1 is a major task!
Merry Christmas to everybody
Ross London Cine Lens 1" f1.9
Happy holiday season to bokehgraphers across the world
Thank you for all of the beautiful images displayed over the past year. I look forward to seeing them each day. I've learned so much - and bought so much The lens factor in our photos is perhaps one of the most interesting, and we see more lenses in action in this thread than any other. Most of them are classics that would be dead and gone without people like you. But, there are new lenses too that everyone are eager to see. Let's keep up the momentum thoughout next year.
Thanks to the believers, the stalwarts, the trail-blazers, the innovators, and the new-comers. There is still much to do, and much to explore.
Regards to everyone
Season's Greetings! Thanks so much for your lovely message. Your stellar leadership has made this Bokeh thread one of the most dynamic meeting places within this Forum. Just over the past 5 days, excellent contributions have been submitted to the present thread from bokeh enthusiasts from many parts of the world. Those who have recently contributed their bokehgraphs include: Keith, Michiel, Rafael, Dan, Tesselator, Friedel, JGH, hakkalo, Doc Klaus, Oliver, PeterB666, vadatax, Winkel, Klythawk, jkung, Rimasson, ... What I see is a healthy and friendly growth of the number of bokeh enthusiasts. Looking at the future, as you say, we still have much to do and we shall explore more. Best wishes to everyone for the Holiday Season!
blood-red the lungs
started out green
on bare branches
expose their veins
in the last
breath and die
splendidly in a gust of wind
~ Bert Schierbeek
Voigtlander Heliar Classic 75mm f1.8 -- ISO 200 -- f1.8 -- 1/400
. . . . . thank you for the recommendation Michiel!
Our Christmas Tree has exploded in an inferno of colours
Or have I been to much on cocaine ??
G1 with Retina Tele-Xenar 135/2.8
Merry Christmas to all of you !
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Nice results actually!
P.S.: This cheap chinese RMS cone shaped tube is known to be prone to flare (they forgot to copy that from my original design I made for Beljan Manufacturing/US). Tape some black light absorbing material inside or use matte lacquer to prevent this.
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@Dan, Raf, Keith, Leica: wonderful bokeh shots!
Thanks!Nice results actually!
Interesting I know another guy who says it's his design - unless you're the same guy on www.photomacrography.net Ooooo, the plot thickens...my original design...
Happy Christmas from me and my GH1 with FD 85/1.2 L
All with the GF1 and Voightlander 25mm.
Would like to take this opportunity to thank all the regular contributors to this smashing thread, it provides all the inspiration i need.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and healthy new year.
Happy Holidays to Everyone! G1 + Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 7,5cm f1,5.
Again, so many fantastic bokehgraphs added recently by all participants.
This topic remains my favorite of all forum/topics I visit !
Congrats to all, and happy holidays !
Yes, it is great to see the bokeh thread alive and healthy as we head into the new year! Beautiful imaginative bokeh!
Thanks everyone for the kind comments regarding the 'Christmas Light Balls' bokeh shot. I took the shot through my side window, (on a rainy night - it is Seattle after all), of my neighbors Christmas tree strung in white lights after everyone turned in for the night in anticipation of Santa's arrival.
I enjoyed the moment!
I do hope Santa or one of his helpers brought something for you all along with health & happiness for the upcoming year!
Thanks Dan and to all Happy New Year!
Carl Zeiss Jena Tevidon 1.4/25mm
Lovely images everyone!!
Here is one that reminds me of the manicured arrays of trees in the squares of Spain and Portugal - but this is from the City Hall Square in Toronto on Christmas Eve.
Yashica EZ F521 with a lovely plastic lens
Here's another one using the same camera and lens
"Late Night Skating"
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Oooo, sell me that Biotar 75/1.5
I'll trade ya a Canon FD 24mm/2.0
The Canon FD 24mm F2.0 all taken at F/2.0. I have to say I'm a bit surprised at how good this lens is. I thought for sure there would be CA with extreme bokeh like this. But it's clear, contrasty, and very little CA at all. Nice bokeh IMO too! I included a 100% crop after each image - taken yesterday.
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 400 -- f2.8 -- 1/50
Santa arrived a few days late . . . . . his little elf's from the USPS arrived today with holiday greetings . . . . .
. . . Dan, that's nice
But don't let it interfere with your bokeh projects - I have an Epson RD-1 and I don't think you can see bokeh through that viewfinder
Happy New Year - some day the flowers will come
Take with Canon 70-200 4L, BTW Congrats to you Dan!!
Lovely one, jkung
Interesting subject and composition
Here is one from my summer activities
Taken with the G1 and Sima 100mm/f2 soft focus lens
. . . . . thanks everyone for the congrats on picking up the M8.2 . . . . . enjoying the experience, just need more time and more light!
Anyway, something from a recent visit to the Woodland Park Zoo with the GF1!
GF1 with Leica D Summilux 25mm f/1.4 -- ISO 200 -- f/1.4 -- 1/125
"Book Bokeh: #1 Worldwide Bestseller ... (US Edition)". Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 7,5cm.