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    Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Let's start a thread for photos with M lenses on any camera body, other then a Leica. If you're using your M-mount lens on a Ricoh GXR, or Sony Nex, body then it'd be fun to see the results. The Leica, or other M-mount, lenses are the constant. I don't have anything to post, yet, but Ashwin does!

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    Great idea....I'll post something...GXR & M mount....if this takes off, I'll keep posting here with GXR shots...

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    Ashwin: Great start! Those soccer shots are stunning (surprisingly so).

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    Good idea Matt, and great start Ashwin! I have commented on that throw in photo before, love it!

    15mm CV on GXR (Is it OK to post CV lens pictures here?)



    OK a couple with a LEICA 28 elmarit wide open



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    Ava


    GF1 with Leica Summicron - M Aspherical 35mm f/2 -- ISO 100 -- f2.8 -- 1/400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Good idea Matt, and great start Ashwin! I have commented on that throw in photo before, love it!

    15mm CV on GXR (Is it OK to post CV lens pictures here?)



    OK a couple with a LEICA 28 elmarit wide open
    David: These are really great! I think 'M-Mount' is the defining factor. The IQ and composition of the landscape is stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Ava


    GF1 with Leica Summicron - M Aspherical 35mm f/2 -- ISO 100 -- f2.8 -- 1/400
    Dan: Beautiful image...and little girl.


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    My adapter came today (not a very good one; Novoflex one's are scarce; Voigtlander's on the way). Peet's, The Goodwill Store, and QFC. Thanks for looking.

    1. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 35mm f/2; 1/100s; ISO 100


    2. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 35mm f/2; 1/80s; ISO 100


    3. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 35mm f/2; 1/60s; ISO 125


    4. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 35mm f/2; 1/60s; ISO 500


    5. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 35mm f/2; 1/60s; ISO 250


    6. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 35mm f/2; 1/60s; ISO 125


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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Our fellow forum mate and SLUGGER, Ashwin Rao, wrote a great review of the Ricoh GXR with A12 M-Mount. It can be found here on Steve Huff's website:

    http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2011/0...by-ashwin-rao/

    Excellent review! Now, I need one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    David: These are really great! I think 'M-Mount' is the defining factor. The IQ and composition of the landscape is stunning.

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    Thanks Matt, you are too kind.

    The landscape for those that do not recognise the iconic landmark, is the Forth Railway Bridge taken from North Queensferry in Fife. It is at long last nearly free of its scaffolding and encapsulation as the huge paintwork exercise is nearing completion.
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    Matt the quality of those NEX 5n shots looks good. :-)
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    Wow, Matt. Fantastic pics...The NEX 5N looks solid. Steve and I had written back and forth that the microcontrast, to his eyes, was better for the Ricoh than the NEX. Always hard to tell on websized shots, but your images, macroscopically, are wonderful and really show the unique character that is Leica, particularly the value-village/goodwill capture with the hangers....

    So are the NEX 7 and GXR in your future? ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    David, thanks for the advise on the electronic shutter matter. THis is an image that I knee coming back to. I really enjoy the colors and DOF...well done!
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    David/Ashwin: Thank you, Gentlemen.

    Ashwin: At this price point, I'm also going to pick up the GXR, and I've preordered the Nex 7! A set of Summarit's probably next on my list.

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Shooting from the "hip" (looking down at the tilt-up LCD). I kept inadvertently hitting the video button (maybe it can be disabled), and, somehow changed the exposure compensation (#4-7)?

    1. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/1250s @ f/1.4; ISO 100


    2. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/80s @ f/1.4; ISO 100


    3. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/60s @ f/1.4; ISO 125


    4. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/640s @ f/1.4; -3 EV (?); ISO 100


    5. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/1600s @ f/1.4; -3 EV (?); ISO 100


    6. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/400s @ f/1.4; -3 EV (?); ISO 100


    7. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/500s @ f/1.4; -3 EV (?); ISO 100


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    Ash, Dan, David,Matt, All Terrific Images With Excellent IQ! Im Waiting On The Nex-7 To To Put My Foot In The Water.

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Not M, but LTM:


    Summitar


    Summitar Bokeh von oliverleschke auf Flickr

    Summaron 35mm f2.8 LTM (M2-Version)


    Untitled Portrait von oliverleschke auf Flickr


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    Here's one from Hawaii... 50'cron DR on NEX5, Toy Mode, OOC jpeg

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    Eastlake P-Patch ~ Seattle, WA


    GF1 with Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Elmar 9cm f/4 -- ISO 100 -- f/4 -- 1/800 -- 9cm


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    GF1 with Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Elmar 9cm f4 with Extension Tube -- ISO 100 -- f4 -- 1/125


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    1935 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5, converted to LTM using J-3 mount, LTM-M adapter, M-mount to u43, On the Olympus EP2. Wide-Open.



    At F4:



    Nikkor 5cm F1.4 LTM, on the EP2. Makes use of 18" close-focus.



    At F4:


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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Ash, Dan, David,Matt, All Terrific Images With Excellent IQ! Im Waiting On The Nex-7 To To Put My Foot In The Water.
    Steve: Thanks. By all accounts, the Nex 7 should be the perfect addition to a Leica kit.

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Quote Originally Posted by OlliL View Post
    Not M, but LTM:
    Summitar

    Summitar Bokeh von oliverleschke auf Flickr
    Summaron 35mm f2.8 LTM (M2-Version)
    Both on Olympus Pen E-P1
    Ollil: Excellent. Terrific bokeh from this lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post
    Here's one from Hawaii... 50'cron DR on NEX5, Toy Mode, OOC jpeg
    Hosermage: Nice IQ and silhouette. I haven't tried any of those settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post

    Eastlake P-Patch ~ Seattle, WA
    GF1 with Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Elmar 9cm f/4 -- ISO 100 -- f/4 -- 1/800 -- 9cm
    Daisies

    GF1 with Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Elmar 9cm f4 with Extension Tube -- ISO 100 -- f4 -- 1/125
    Dan: The rendering of this combination is brilliant!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    1935 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5, converted to LTM using J-3 mount, LTM-M adapter, M-mount to u43, On the Olympus EP2. Wide-Open.
    At F4:
    Nikkor 5cm F1.4 LTM, on the EP2. Makes use of 18" close-focus.

    At F4:
    Brian: Really superb!

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post

    1. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/1250s @ f/1.4; ISO 100


    2. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/80s @ f/1.4; ISO 100


    3. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/60s @ f/1.4; ISO 125


    4. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/640s @ f/1.4; -3 EV (?); ISO 100


    5. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/1600s @ f/1.4; -3 EV (?); ISO 100


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    Fantastic, Matt. Glad you hear that the GXR is on its way. I may have to do the same with the NEX 7, but may wait for opinions of others such as yours. For me, the GXR is quite satisfying!
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    A couple of portraits....





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    Ashwin, ever considered selling the M9?

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    Absolutely not...LOL....Though the GXR is pretty dang good....
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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    With which of these settings does the rendering/character of the m-mount lenses come through best is what matters most to me. I tried G1, EP2 and Nex5 in the past and was not overly impressed. Based on the web samples seen so far, the GXR M module does the best job in letting the lenses shine, thanks to lack of AA filter and microlenses. The NEX5N looks quite nice, but the files have a digital look to them, just another digital camera with excellent sensor. I seriously doubt the NEX7 is going to be the new champ as an alternative m-mount lens lightbox.

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    A few more from today and this evening. Thanks for looking.

    1. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/.95; 1/500s @ f/.95; ISO 100


    2. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/.95; 1/80s @ f/.95; ISO 100


    3. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/.95; 1/320s @ f/.95; ISO 100


    4. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/.95; 1/180s @ f/.95; ISO 3200


    5. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/.95; 1/180s @ f/.95; ISO 3200


    6. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/.95; 1/80s @ f/.95; ISO 800


    7. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/.95; 1/80s @ f/.95; ISO 3200


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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    Fantastic, Matt. Glad you hear that the GXR is on its way. I may have to do the same with the NEX 7, but may wait for opinions of others such as yours. For me, the GXR is quite satisfying!
    Ashwin: Thanks!

    Still have a few lenses to run through the 5N. I tried the 75mm and 35mm Summarits, along with a 21mm Elmarit, at Glazers today. I liked the results. The size of the Summarits is very appealing (if you could actually buy one anywhere, but HK!).

    Does the GXR recognize the Leica 6 bit coding and hows the low-light performance?


    Retow: I understand what you're saying, but, i think i haven't seen enough photos to make a judgement like that. Everybody processes their images differently. I've seen some pretty nice photos posted in the Sony forum.

    Maybe Ashwin and I should trade 4 - 5 raw files and each process them. I'm, of course buying a GXR when i get a chance. But, the built-in EVF on the NEX 7 is going to be a big plus for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    A couple of portraits....
    Ashwin: Rich, contrasty, portraits. Another 'Ash' facial expression for my book.

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Matt, you have some great shots with the Nex5. Numbers 4 & 6 are my favorites, I love the B&W conversion in number 4 with the soft look, contrast & light. Number 6 lighting and reflections and nailing the focus on the white plates with the soft bokeh moving to the rear and to the right. Very pleasing to my eye, nice capture!

    . . . . . and your photographs from the Market place with the 50 Lux, numbers 2 & 5 are my favorites. Once again the B&W conversion works well with the three men in the restraunt (jmho) and the fruit girl in the stand just pops out, great color, vibrant colors of clothing & fruit to soft colors of her tatoo and the sharp details, the peach looks succulent!

    Ash, your B&W portrait captures with the GXR look like it was shot with a film camera. Love the differences in grain in the three shots.

    Brian, beautiful shots of your daughter!

    Hosermage, Nice silhouette, a lovely capture!

    OlliL, great DOF & Bokeh in the shot of the pear in the road, I really like it! Also a wonderful portrait taken with the Summaron 35mm f2.8 LTM! Lovely color and detail with the lens.


    . . . . . anyway a few more from the vault taken with the GF1.


    GF1 with Leica - Ernst Leitz Wetzlar - Hector 135mm f/4.5 with Leica Thread Extension Tube -- ISO 100 -- f/4.5 -- 1/160 -- 135mm



    GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 ASPH - ISO 200 - f/1.5 - 1/125



    GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 50mm f1.5 -- ISO 100 -- f4 -- 1/4000

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post

    1. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 50mm f/1.4; 1/1250s @ f/1.4; ISO 100
    Love the "Juxta" here Matt! Awesome!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    A couple of portraits....





    Ash, Always Nice Seeing The "West Coast Bangers"! Great IQ & PP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post



    GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 50mm f1.5 -- ISO 100 -- f4 -- 1/4000
    Right On The Money Dan! Love This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
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    GF1 with Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Elmar 9cm f4 with Extension Tube -- ISO 100 -- f4 -- 1/125

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    1. Sony NEX 5N; Leica 35mm f/2; 1/100s; ISO 100




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    Rockwell esque! Superb Matt!

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    I actually have gone off the deep end and sold my M9 after getting the NEX-5N . I have two film M's that have been of primary use lately, but the NEX-5N is a pretty amazing cam....

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    Re: Fun with M Lenses on anything other then a Leica

    I am amazed at all the great looking images posted in this thread, illustrating how capable these cameras are with M mount lenses. Too many to comment on specifically but the "look" varies considerably and its hard to determine where the influence of the camera itself "ends" and the post processing picks-up? I think it was Matt who suggested that he and Ashwin trade a few RAW files from each respective camera and repost the same images. Such comparisions (reposted side by side) would certainly be interesting. For myself, retaining some of the well known character of a particular lens being used with one of these bodies is certainly a big plus.

    Neverless, this thread has been a eye opener for someone who hasn't yet taken the plunge into one of these bodies (for me it will be an alternative style of back-up to the M9) and I think so far I've narrowed it down to the Ricoh with the M module or the NEX 7. (funds will only permit one). Thanks to everyone taking time to post along with their extremely informative comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Matt, you have some great shots with the Nex5. Numbers 4 & 6 are my favorites, I love the B&W conversion in number 4 with the soft look, contrast & light. Number 6 lighting and reflections and nailing the focus on the white plates with the soft bokeh moving to the rear and to the right. Very pleasing to my eye, nice capture!

    . . . . . and your photographs from the Market place with the 50 Lux, numbers 2 & 5 are my favorites. Once again the B&W conversion works well with the three men in the restraunt (jmho) and the fruit girl in the stand just pops out, great color, vibrant colors of clothing & fruit to soft colors of her tatoo and the sharp details, the peach looks succulent!...
    . . . . . anyway a few more from the vault taken with the GF1.

    GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 ASPH - ISO 200 - f/1.5 - 1/125
    Dan: Thanks for your kind comments. I'm having fun with this camera...and it hasn't involved (so far) any extra expenditure for a new lens system!

    Nice work with the GF1. I've had a G1, GH1, and a GF1. None of them now. I esp. like the smile and IQ in this portrait. :thumb up:

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Love the "Juxta" here Matt! Awesome!
    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Rockwell esque! Superb Matt!
    Steve: Thank you, my friend!

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    I actually have gone off the deep end and sold my M9 after getting the NEX-5N . I have two film M's that have been of primary use lately, but the NEX-5N is a pretty amazing cam....

    All with the new 35 Nokton II


    Ryan: Getting rid of the M9! That's a pretty definitive step! Explains your absence from the other thread.

    These are excellent photos. I really like the quality of this portrait. Well done.

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    Ryan: Getting rid of the M9! That's a pretty definitive step! Explains your absence from the other thread.

    These are excellent photos. I really like the quality of this portrait. Well done.

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    Nice to see you back Ryan! Beautiful images!

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    Thanks Matt, Steve. I just haven't been shooting much at all lately...work is killing me

    Is this sharp?

    35 Nokton II on NEX-5N at f/1.4



    100% crop - UNSHARPENED



    with 50 Lux ASPH










    35 Nokton II at f/2




    100% crop - unsharpened


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    Ryan, just a quick comment, love your photographs, beautiful work! Your daughter is going to have a well recorded history of her youth. Hopefully you are putting together a pictorial history book each year!

    What was you main reason for letting go of the M9? Cost vs. use? Feature/functionality? or . . . . . ???

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    Civil War reenactment Greenbush, Wisconsin
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    Ryan, Dan, Ashwin, Matt really nice work posted here.
    Ryan, The photo of your daughter with the Nokton 35II is wonderful...soft and sharp at the same time. Wow!

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    Thanks Dan, Cindy. Cindy, those first two shots look excellent...especially #2! Great pp on that one

    Dan, you are correct...picture books to family members are always a hit at Birthday time

    To answer your question as to why.....multiple reasons really. I love the M9, and think its the best digital camera out for 35mm for my needs, especially combined with Leica glass. That being said, I have been on a huge film kick recently and after I bought the NEX-5N just decided that for the little I have been shooting with digital lately the NEX-5N is a great option at 1/6th the price. While its not M9 image quality, in my eyes it makes the M8 obsolete if looking at just image quality. Of course, a totally different system, but thats what I have film M's for. As soon as I get bored with film I will be back with a digital M...whether that be M9/M9.2/M10 . I would like to say it was purely financial....but I spent all the money on glass

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    Ryan, to your question on Sharpness...Does A Bear...Well Yes...Sharp! Nice set!

    Cindy, fun set with excellent iq!

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    Thanks Dan, Cindy. Cindy, those first two shots look excellent...especially #2! Great pp on that one

    Dan, you are correct...picture books to family members are always a hit at Birthday time

    To answer your question as to why.....multiple reasons really. I love the M9, and think its the best digital camera out for 35mm for my needs, especially combined with Leica glass. That being said, I have been on a huge film kick recently and after I bought the NEX-5N just decided that for the little I have been shooting with digital lately the NEX-5N is a great option at 1/6th the price. While its not M9 image quality, in my eyes it makes the M8 obsolete if looking at just image quality. Of course, a totally different system, but thats what I have film M's for. As soon as I get bored with film I will be back with a digital M...whether that be M9/M9.2/M10 . I would like to say it was purely financial....but I spent all the money on glass
    Thanks for the reply Ryan. I certainly understand the comment, "huge film kick recently," since I picked up a Leica film camera a little over 2 months ago and have used it for about 99.5% of the photographs I have taken. I will look for some of your photographs over in the Analog thread!

    . . . . . and it is great getting to use the same glass between the digital and film M's as well as multiple other camera's with adaptors!

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    Cindy, love your Civil War re-enactment photos. The banjo player is outstanding, love the use of B&W and soft bokeh!

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