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    Bokeh shots

    Just to kick it off: CV Nokton 35/1.2 @ 1.2
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    50 Lux ASPH f/1.4 1/60. Just happens to be a shot of me taken by someone that actually knew how to handle a Leica M and that I let hold it (which doesn't happen to often).

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    35 lux WO

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    one more..35 lux 640 ISO

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    A few shots two I've posted before....

    50 Lux pre asp


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    S-Nikkor 50mm f1.4 Millennium:


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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Is it possible to over-bokeh?

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    Is it possible to over-bokeh?[/QUOTE]

    I like that bokeh...whats the lens?
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    Re: Bokeh shots

    That's the 75 lux WO. I'm still trying to get a feel for what "wide open" really means.

    p.s. I really like that iron ring shot!

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    Hi There
    Good Idea Jaap. Some nice shots everyone.
    For me, the 75 'cron is the bokeh king (unfashionable as it may seem!).




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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Is it possible to over-bokeh?
    I guess it is; you didn't manage to do it here, though
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    Re: Bokeh shots

    the first night with my 50 Lux... after five tequilas, i became obsessed with trying bokeh on anything that didn't move.

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    the first night with my 50 Lux... after five tequilas, i became obsessed with trying bokeh on anything that didn't move.
    Looks like everything was moving to me . . . what happened after SIX tequilas?

    Incidentally, that little girl shot is a real duck - lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Looks like everything was moving to me . . . what happened after SIX tequilas?
    hey, now! the water glass was in focus (and obviously not mine)...

    after six??? all bokeh!
    Last edited by cam; 1st June 2008 at 08:12. Reason: eta

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    i love seeing everyone's shots. so many different looks and possibilities. more importantly, new glass to look at! 75 Cron, Jono? beauty!!! i can see me using that in a bar without a finder. too bad there's no tequila in France

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    M-Hexanon 50mm 1.2

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    75mm Summarit

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Here are a couple from this weekend using the Noctilux at f1.2. It is the same tree in the background, so it gives you an idea how much the bokeh changes as you get in closer to the subject. My son came closer to me in the second shot, so the tree is actually further away than in the hockey stick shot.

    For the first shot, I had a polarizer on the lens as a ND filter. It really boosted the colours too.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    hey, now! the water glass was in focus (and obviously not mine)...

    after six??? all bokeh!
    Cam!!! That's gorgeous, so sexy! Shoe half off NAUGHTY GIRL!

    You can certainly get tequila in and around Calais (if you really want it that bad) . . . . maybe not in a bar though!

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Today was a bright overcast day and a good time to try the Noctilux at f1. These shots of my sons were at F1.




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    Nice samples for sure. At some point I'll figure out this workflow thing' and post a few my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    Rob, that shot is a pricewinner

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    A couple of shots from today with my favorite bokeh machine on the M8 ... the 75lux.

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    One more ...

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    Hi All,

    Nice idea for a thread Jaap and some very nice images posted.

    Here are a couple from me, the first is the 35 cron and the second the 75 cron.

    Anybody care to name the building in the second shot?

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Kurt, 75 Lux bokeh is great...looks like I need one more lens....
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    Some oldies but goodies
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    Neon Rain M8 and Nocti


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Some oldies but goodies
    Goodies for sure. It is great to see different perspectives of the same scene. Here is Christian shooting a similar shot to yours Guy.

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    Now that's a zen photo, nice.

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Let's not forget the foreground OOF rendering as well. Here are two shots with the 50/1.5 Summarit.






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    90 APO followed by 75 Lux. Both wide open, cropped to comparable subject size.

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    A couple from a quick trip to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco last week. Both with a 50 Cron, wide open at iso 640. Not many people talk about the 50 Cron bokeh, but I have always found it quite acceptable. George.

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    Both CV Ultron 35/1.7.

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    Damn Maggie that b&w is nice - the hand on the handrail, lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apsheng View Post
    90 APO followed by 75 Lux. Both wide open, cropped to comparable subject size.
    Call me crazy, but I prefer the 90 AA over the 75 Lux in this match-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfarkas View Post
    Call me crazy, but I prefer the 90 AA over the 75 Lux in this match-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmb_ View Post
    Damn Maggie that b&w is nice - the hand on the handrail, lovely.
    Thank you!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gowin View Post
    Goodies for sure. It is great to see different perspectives of the same scene. Here is Christian shooting a similar shot to yours Guy.
    No IR filter?
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    Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 V (f2.0, 1/180, 160)



    Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 V (f2.0, 1/180, 160)



    Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 V (f2.0, 1/500, 160)



    Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 V (f2.0, 1/90, 160)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfarkas View Post
    Call me crazy, but I prefer the 90 AA over the 75 Lux in this match-up.

    David
    I also like the 90 more looking at this post. Perhaps its background is a little darker? I did not adjust the exposures to match.

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    M8 and 50 pre-ASPH lux
    lux

    Minimum focus distance/ Another variety of Iris
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    Cindy - the first shot has a characteristic I like very much. The flowers (the yellow ones) about 3 to 5 feet behind the Iris are rendered in a manner I find very pleasing when looking at prints - they are not completely buttery smooth. I think this adds some real interest in printed images. Also, the bottom right hand corner has the same effect. These areas, combined with areas of sharp focus along with the buttery smooth sections make for compelling prints in many cases. Sometimes there is a richness in these areas of the prints that doesn't show as well on-screen.

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    Re: Bokeh shots

    Thank you Charlie and thank you Mr. Mandler. Both shots are with the 50 lux pre-ASPH wide open.

    I agree with you, sometimes too much buttery smooth bokeh is bland. Sometimes it takes stopping down a little to add interest and character.

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    35mmm Summarit at f/4 ISO 160:

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    M8 75 lux

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    Cindy, just love that first shot......it really shows off the Pre-ASPH signature.

    While I have the 50 Lux ASPH, I also have retained the Pre for Just that type of image quality.....it's a keeper!!

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    MP, Rigid 50 Summicron (1957), Arcos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huwge View Post
    MP, Rigid 50 Summicron (1957), Arcos
    What makes this lens a "rigid"? I've seen this word used but I'm not familiar with this term.

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