Dallmeyer 1 inch F1.9
But, if you go around the garden thrusting your bare hands into ancient vegetation you may find one. Wouldn't be much help if you had a camera with you - you would be calling 911
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My lens is the screw thread one (M42?) I worked in the radioactive business all my life so I am respectful of it. But it can make your pictures glow
I decided to photograph my bokeh
This is still the Pentax 50/1.4 M42
G1, ISO 100, no camera shake
Looks like I would need to show some samples of ookeh with various lenses and how they appear.
Will put it in the 'to do' list, Keith.
Will try hard, Keith. I have several hundred shots with an Angenieux 0.95 lens from Paris but can't show any of it (it was a private affair and will get sued my pants off by some of the most powerful lawyers in the whole world).
Oh, I meant what I said. Here is a portion of the hired photogs/video folks covering the event.
and this is all I can show for the Angenieux 25/0.95. Heavenly voices singing a hymn.
Inspired by Keith (Woodmancy), I decided to photograph the bokeh produced by my Honeywell Pentax Takumar 17mm f4 M42 lens on the G1. ISO 100. The following images were produced:
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Inspired by Kirio, here's a shot from Santana Row...
E-P1 + CV 40 / 1.4
Sony A99, RX1, RX100
The effect is there, but I fear your lens may be too wide and of too small an aperture to get the best results. I'm going to try a couple of different lenses today on the same subject.
What I learned about the Takumar 50mm was:
F1.4, focus roughly 12 inches from your OOF background (better if the background is a single plane (the ground)) Camera at minimum focus condition.
Post processing helps emphasize the bokeh. Contrast, saturation, mid tone correcting and sharpness (but no image manipulation)
Thank you very much for your informative reply. Your Takumar 50mm F1.4 lens has produced outstanding results. I agree with your insights that the Takumar 17mm lens is too wide and, furthermore, the aperture of F4 is another limiting factor. In the near future, I shall try my vintage Zeiss Opton 50mm Sonnar F1.5 with an adapter. I will look for a suitable single plane and shoot at a minimum focus condition as you have recommended. As per your wise suggestion. I will also do some post processing to enhance some aspects of image quality -- contrast, saturation, mid tone correcting and sharpness. All the best!
The post above with the Nikon mount Tamron 90 f/2.8 macro inspired me to get mine (EF mount) out this morning and try a few with the G1. I had just experimented with it when I got the EOS adaptor, but I find that its quite nice on the G1. Of course you have to change that aperture on an EOS body, but, for now, I can live with that as most of my macro is done on my own farm--with several EOS bodies nearby LOL. I do have other macro choices for the G1--extension tubes on FD lenses being what I've used a bit in the past.
G1/EOS adaptor to m4/rds with Tamron 90 f/2.8
f/10.0 ISO100 1/40s on tripod
It has a bit of oversharpened look due to the little white dolallies on the seedhead, but its only sharpened lighly in Lightroom. Notice that little critter down in the bottom right--very interesting at 100%--not sure what it is.
An echinacea head--just left for the Goldfinches
f/5.6 ISO400 1/320s
And--for good measure, while shooting around yesterday with my huge Sigma EF mount 20 f/1.8 on the G1 (more or less being sure I loved the fast 20 on an m4/3rds).
20mm f/1.8 ISO100 1/800s (handheld)
Keith, I love your bokeh shot above.
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With OOF I selectively increase saturation, contrast, mid tone sharpening etc. I'm getting more interesting pictures than I used to. But that's only since I have discovered quirky lenses
My first trials with the EP-1 and the 14-42 kit zoom. Played a bit with the art filters and find it very interesting. Some impressions from Tuscany, Italy with the Grainy Film Filter. Didn't rework on the pictures, just JPG out of the cam.
First time out to do some real shooting with my GH1 and with relatively fast moving subjects. Rodeo images were taken last Monday (GH1+14-140 lens):
Also, did some video with the setup but with slower shutter speed. The AF seemed to be working nicely:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A couple of shots with a Zeiss Luminar 40mm on the G1. Fixed focus, got to move back and forth. Produces an image about 1/3 life size on the sensor.
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Thanks. I think stopped down to f/1.4 or so.
Interestingly, only after buying the Olympus-D 17/2.8, I realized what sort of corner lightening (vignette control) I should apply in the post to get the maximum out of this beast. It covers almost the entire frame but for a tiny corner mechanical vignetting (I think that will also vanish if I change the front element's thick retaining ring to a thinner one).
Another note: There were a team of pro photogs shooting with big EOS cams (the Nikon D90s were used exclusively as video cams)at that event. I just saw a sample from them today. Colors were flat (and unnatural) compared to mine.
Retaining ring? who needs retaining rings!!! Actually it is very interesting theory, I will play around with mine and see what happens.
I know, thats the thing about good cine lenses, they give you true colors, and natural skin tones. Quality control on those lenses was tremendous. No one wants to waste 1000s yards of film just to find out later that colors were crap. (all those lenses had to be matched too, so 25mm and 75mm for example, should produce the same results)
Caution: I would not touch any rings unless it is the Type M2 Angenieux 25/0.95 (I am yet to do it on mine.. so..)!
Bokih test for the Navitar 75/1.3. What YBH III told me offline about this lens, I find it to be true. Pretty sharp wide open.
Beautiful picture eh..eh..bokih
It is a great topic to tackle when you are sick, down and moping around.
I have streams of snaps using this lens from this week...
Looking great Vivek, how about a portrait with the same lens?
Still waiting for those pictures from the 50mm f1.4 fujinon TV-lens as well...
I hope you get well soon!
Thanks, Leica77 and Magnus.
Getting a suitable cooperative subject for a portrait isn't easy. Either it is a flat no or funny poses/costumes.
Anyway, here are two with the lens wide open and ~1.5 meters.
The shot with the apple is great!
Thanks, Jim and Leica77.
This one (same lens/aperture) at a higher ISO and a bit of luck.
I just think both of those portrait shots are terrific. What a fun kid you have for a subject. Love the second one with the mask.
G1 + 14 - 45mm. Xi'an. Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. Recorded earlier in the spring year.
Thanks, Diane. Never a dull moment!
Leica77, Interesting places you get to! These are difficult to photograph, I would think. No good vantage points and no lens would do justice to capture the treasures.
Thanks for sharing!
Leica77--interesting shot. I always wondered how one would view the TC warriors.
Many thanks for your kind comments. Indeed, it was no easy task to take digital images inside the rather dark museum. Clusters of people move from one vantage place to another. Lots of pushing and pulling happen among the hundreds of visitors along the side of the hand rail. I waited until after most of the people had their opportunity to take their photos. I wish I had a 7-14mm superwide zoom there and a long tele zoom. However, there was almost no time to change the lens as another cluster of people was arriving at the viewing station. At any rate, it was a memorable fine visit to see the incredible terra cotta warriors in person in Xi'an. All the best to you, my friends!
Seriously good images here!
Here's one of mine: E510, 40-150mm kit lens, panorama with 10133*2177 in the original (80MB TIFF, 28MB PNG, this one is a mere 568kb), using the Epic 100 panoramic robot head, taken from the top of the Empire State Building...