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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Very nice, Taphapy. I love the colors, shapes and overall smoothness.

    Keith
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    @ Klaus
    Nice composition Klaus. The Trioplan really rings and some folk would not like the bokeh. Personally I like it.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Needs to be used wisely so as not to overdo it... it can be quite "impressionistic" though.


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    ...or just like a soft focus lens...


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Another Trioplanner! And the lens shines again

    One shopwindow from tonight.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    And a streetrose.

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    @ Klaus I like that soft focus look with some subjects. The second one is a real beauity.

    @ Michiel that is a gorgeous rose composition. How does your FL 85 1.8compare with the FD 85 1.2L ?
    Last edited by turbines; 12th May 2011 at 01:57.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Paul, the FL 1.8 is actually a lot more usefull, on digital, on a sunny day outside.
    The 1.2 you have to stop down a lot otherwise the pictures wash out on a sunny day.
    Lighter too, very well made and the quality is very good too. Somehow I prefer the looks above the FD's but they are a bit of a hassle to put on the adapter.

    In the evening though and portraits inside I prefer the FD 1.2. Unblievable the amount of light this lens still can capture in low light. Pure quality.

    Michiel
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    Thanks for that good information Michiel. I've heard of others experiencing problems with FD adapters but I've had no problems with any of the 5 that I purchased. They do require more attention to mounting and unmounting then other adapters do but I have not considered any of them to be problematic. What is different with the FL adapters? I don't presently own any FL lenses.

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    Well they do fit on my Ciecio FD adapter but to put the FL lenses on requires just more time and attention. You almost have to do it at home and test it before you leave. Yesterday I could not get the lens to infinity in the street just because it was not mounted well and there you often do not have the time and concentration to mount it well.
    It is not like quickly change lenses like most others.
    For the rest they are fine lenses. They come with beautiful hoods if you can find them. The 35/2.5 is nice too. Somewhere in this thread I posted a picture of tree of them.
    I have 4 of them.

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    Thanks guys. More Trioplan overdose...


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    That's a very nice one Klaus. A beautiful composition with just the right amount of Trioplan bokeh.

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    In a colorful mood today.


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    Pretty colors Jerry. I think he's contemplating suicide. Which lens?

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by turbines View Post
    Pretty colors Jerry. I think he's contemplating suicide. Which lens?

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    Thanks Paul. I think he is afraid of heights like myself
    The lens is a Tokina FD ATX 90mm f2.5 with the extension attached and for this shot I also mounted a closeup lens. So this is the real thing, no crop.

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    Very nice Jerry - great colors indeed. So funny how that beetle looks down
    before the "big jump" ....

    pink-n-green


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    .

    Here's two more from this FL 58/1.2

    I think most other lenses would produce a much nosier bokeh than seen in these. I'm liking this lens more than most!





    f/1.2







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    Wow, what a sharp lens!

    Here now a very different lens, a Century Precision Optics 3/150mm

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by Tesselator View Post
    .

    Here's two more from this FL 58/1.2

    I think most other lenses would produce a much nosier bokeh than seen in these. I'm liking this lens more than most!
    Very nice! There is a lot to like about that lens.


    Quote Originally Posted by kds315 View Post
    Wow, what a sharp lens!

    Here now a very different lens, a Century Precision Optics 3/150mm
    Beautiful Klaus

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    Thanks Klaus, that Century looks pretty killer!

    You can see some other from the FL 58/1.2 here if you're interested:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...postcount=4389
    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...postcount=3833

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbines View Post
    Very nice! There is a lot to like about that lens.
    Agreed! I wanna see some from yours! You have a 58/1.2 now too right? Post some up bro!

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    I just got it and only did some preliminary testing. I hope to have some time tomorrow for some more trials.

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Thanks Tesselator for bringing this lens to my attention
























    Canon FL 58mm f1.2, ISO 100 @ f1.2

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by Tesselator View Post
    Thanks Klaus, that Century looks pretty killer!

    You can see some other from the FL 58/1.2 here if you're interested:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...postcount=4389
    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...postcount=3833
    An excellent performer obviously. Nice results indeed!

    @Paul: congrats to your new find!

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    Wonderful shots, Tesselator, Paul, and Klaus

    Keith

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    Thanks Klaus and Kieth,

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    Nice ones indeed Paul, Teeselator and Klaus.
    Congrats Paul, with another nice new lens!

    Some more FL buzz.

    Michiel


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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    And one more.

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    Thanks Michiel. Your last two are very nice and that FL 35 produces lovely bokeh too.

    Paul

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh





    Panasonic G1 / Vivatar 85mm f/1.8 at f/1.8 1st: ISO 500 2nd: ISO 100

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    Viva la Vivatar! (or what...)

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Thanks, I think

    It has great Bokeh, not sure who made it though. It is (was) a "preset" iris (2 rings). But, a previous owner took it out. They should have spent the $50.00 to have it cleaned up if was sticky... really...

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    Peter, great you were able to fix it. VIVITAR lenses are pretty good (some of them), especially the "Series I" types.

    Here more of that Century Precision 150mm,

    "lined up"


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    Very Nice Klaus.



    Pentax Super TAKUMAR 50mm f1.4 (8 element) with extension tube




    Pentax Super TAKUMAR 50mm f1.4 (8 element) with extension tube




    Pentax Super TAKUMAR 50mm f1.4 (8 element) with extension tube




    Pentax Super TAKUMAR 50mm f1.4 (8 element)




    Pentax Super TAKUMAR 50mm f1.4 (8 element)




    Pentax Super TAKUMAR 50mm f1.4 (8 element)




    Canon FD 35mm F2 (Thorium) ISO 200 @ ~f2.4




    Contax G CZ Biogon 28mm f2.8




    Contax G CZ Biogon 28mm f2.8

    Backyard Bokeh after rain last night

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    Last edited by turbines; 15th May 2011 at 12:47.

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    Takumar!! Biogon!! Two of my fav's and it certainly shows why!!
    Great ones Paul also that 35mm FD.

    CPO 150mm - "shades of blue"


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    New technique with my G1 and trusty f1.7 20mm pancake.

    Enjoy.
    Last edited by peterb; 30th October 2012 at 16:17.
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    That's pretty cool peterb. How was that done?

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    Glad you like it. It's actually a little pp technique I've been fiddling with the last few months.

    Basically I use the lens blur filter and fiddle with the parameters.

    Interestingly...I showed some of these for the first time to a photo group I'm part of the other night and reactions ranged from "You may be onto something..." to "Disturbing" (due to lack of tack sharp areas).

    Here's some others (that I also just posted on the fun with 4/3 thread).

    Enjoy.

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    Interesting effect Peter, surely attractive for some people.
    As I do my photography when I press the trigger in a purist
    approach, it's not "my thing", but as said, surely interesting.

    CPO 150mm

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    Re: New Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    New technique with my G1 and trusty f1.7 20mm pancake.
    Funny that. Looking at this image for the first time reminds me of a toy boat rather than a full sized one - the out of focus areas trick the mind into seeing a bad product close-up, if you see what I mean.

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    Navitar 75mm f 1.3, ISO 100, 1/3200 sec @ f1.4




    Navitar 75mm f 1.3 plus extension tube, ISO 500, 1/160 sec @ f2.0




    Navitar 75mm f 1.3 plus extension tube, ISO 500, 1/50 sec @ f4

    My daily bokeh fix

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    Paul - composition, colors, and bokeh are masterful in number one

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    agreed!!

    two colored Peony seen through CPO 150mm


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    Thanks Keith & Klaus,

    @ Peter. Your Vivitar 85mm preset produces some very smooth bokeh. Nice work!

    @ Klaus That GPO 150 looks really good. All your examples shot with that lens are wonderful

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    Thanks Paul,

    indeed I'm very happy with that find! Razor sharp, very 3D and still pleasant bokeh.


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    Another nice one Klaus



    Contax G Carl Zeiss Sonnar 90mm f2.8




    Contax G Carl Zeiss Planar 45mm f2.0




    Contax G Carl Zeiss Biogon 28mm f2.8


    Several taken this afternoon in very windy conditions and I wished for my tripod.

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    Re: New Technique

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Funny that. Looking at this image for the first time reminds me of a toy boat rather than a full sized one - the out of focus areas trick the mind into seeing a bad product close-up, if you see what I mean.
    That's EXACTLY the effect (except for the bad product close-up part LOL). I call the series "A little Cape Cod".
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    Superb shots Paul! These poppies and the blue delphinium also make a wonderful red-blue color contrast.

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    Superb shots Paul! These poppies and the blue delphinium also make a wonderful red-blue color contrast.
    +1

    Love the bokeh "images" in the background on number one

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    Re: Photographing your Bokeh

    I'm really pleased to see that this thread is going as strong as ever.
    Approaching 4000 posts rapidly, and countless participants presenting the bokeh of a Pleiades of lenses, vintage or modern ....

    This topic has grown to be my one and only preferred thread on all fora on the net all together !!!

    Long live the bokeh thread !!!

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    @ Klaus & Keith; thank you for your compliments


    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    I'm really pleased to see that this thread is going as strong as ever.
    Approaching 4000 posts rapidly, and countless participants presenting the bokeh of a Pleiades of lenses, vintage or modern ....

    This topic has grown to be my one and only preferred thread on all fora on the net all together !!!

    Long live the bokeh thread !!!

    C U,
    Rafael

    Hear, hear! Long live the bokeh thread !!!

    I guess you can tell I'm addicted. I just love exploring the qualities of so many different lenses.

    Rafael, I always look forward to seeing your images.


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