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    Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    There's an interesting bokeh thread starting off in the Leica M forum. Having sold my Leica M gear and feeling left out in that thread , I thought it would be fun to start a separate bokeh thread here for all other mounts.

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    Here's one with the Zuiko OM 40mm f/2 (OM-2n, Ilford XP2 Super):


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    Nice shot Amin,the film looks nice too.Istarted with an OM-1 and later an OM-2,great cameras.What scanner do you use,Im thinking of getting one of the minoltas with the cold cathode light source,Ive read that they scan silver better than the nikons,all the best ,Neil.

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    gorgeous, Amin!

    and thank you for starting this thread.

    i crashed the other, much to my regret... i should know better than to post drunken pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    Nice shot Amin,the film looks nice too.Istarted with an OM-1 and later an OM-2,great cameras.What scanner do you use,Im thinking of getting one of the minoltas with the cold cathode light source,Ive read that they scan silver better than the nikons,all the best ,Neil.
    Thanks Neil. I'm loving the OM-2n. Haven't invested in a scanner yet. Costco does a good enough job for me scanning negatives, and they are very inexpensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    gorgeous, Amin!

    and thank you for starting this thread.

    i crashed the other, much to my regret... i should know better than to post drunken pictures
    Thanks Cam! I liked your drunken photos ! Hopefully both of these threads will go strong. I really enjoy a good bokeh thread.

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    OK I'll bite, I have a couple in the Leica thread but I have too many other cameras that need love. Here are some from my Panny TZ3 as small a sensor as you can get!









    This one I also used a close up lens....


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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Probably the king of Bokeh in zooms, this is the Leica 35-70mm f2.8.


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    Beautiful Terry, especially the last one. Bokeh rendition is often ignored on small sensor cameras, but the quality of bokeh can vary quite a bit between them. I tried to do some controlled testing between the G7 and GX100 a while back and preferred the OOF rendition of the G7 based on limited/inconclusive samples. Looks like the TZ3 does a nice job in this area.

    Rob, gorgeous colors, and I can see why that zoom may warrant such a title . Any other bokeh examples to share from the same lens?

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Really nice Terry, #2 is may favorite with an "alien" look about it.

    Here's one of the first pics i posted in the gallery when the forum was getting started. D2Xs and 70-200 VR.


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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Here is the Leica 35-70mm f2.8, in the 70mm range and f4. The second picture is the full rez crop into the image. This lens is not only known for its bokeh, but it is also razor sharp, with near APO quality.




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    Beautiful photo, and impressive lens performance also!

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    Rollei 6008af with 180/2.8 af.

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    R-D1, Elmar 50/2.8, f/5.6, Silkypix


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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Nikon D300 Zeiss ZF 1.4/85 at f/2.8


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    Here's an older one with the Canon 50/1.4 at f/3.2, Rebel XT.
    The nice thing about this lens on a crop body is that the corners remain relatively free of the effects of lens coma.


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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    R-D1, Summicron-C 40/2, f/5.6, Epson raw converter.
    If the 'cron 35/2 IV is the "king of bokeh", the 'cron 40/2 for the Leica CL is the prince consort at least.



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    Oly E-410 with OM 50/1.8.

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    Terry...Tm ..all of you...great!!
    Mike

    website under construction

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Everyone's is sooooo AWESOME........
    heres one of Eric / OLY E1 -50 mm Cron f2/ as is no PP /NYC Cafe this afternoon

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    and another .... Oly E1 /50mm cron.....

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Helen, your Eric sure looks familiar!

    Great shots!

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Nikon D300 and 70-300 VR

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Gorgeous, Cindy!

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Beautiful Cindy!

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Thanks Maggie!!

    WOW, Cindy 'I'm FLOORED......Just Magnificent

    Best-H

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Thanks, Maggie, Tim and Helen.

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    oly E1/50mm cron......

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    E3 Konica Hexanon 57/1.2 @ F2

    and 100%


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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Nikon D300 Zeiss ZF 1.4/85 at f/2.8

    Steen,
    All of the colors really work in this one for me.

    Riley,
    The Hexanon really has beautiful bokeh. Is that an M lens?
    Last edited by Cindy Flood; 8th June 2008 at 05:37.

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Riley
    Love the Colors........Soft & Cool makes the metal look Beautifully Dressed

    Did you need an adapter for the Konica ?
    or did the set up with catdboard & tape

    Steen
    the Background and its Color Sense is Divine /POPS Beautifully

    Best- H

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Here are some I would like to share from a fantastic trip to India in 2006.

    The children were so delightful and curious, who could resist??
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 135/2 - 1/2000 @ f/2)


    Far from the gruff, hasty street vendors I am used to, those I met in India were extremely friendly.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 35/1.4 - 1/320 @ f/2.5)


    A young vendor, with a warm smile is already well-versed in the family business.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 35/1.4 - 1/200 @ f/2)


    Taxi meters from a different era.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 35/1.4 - 1/80 @ f/1.8)


    Even the roaming packs of street dogs were curious and friendly.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 35/1.4 - 1/200 @ f/5)


    Folks gather at the neighbourhood tea stand in the dawn light before work.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 35/1.4 - 1/1250 @ f/1/4)


    A father proudly posing with his daughter.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 35/1.4 - 1/1250 @ f/1.4)


    Some folks invited me in to their homes.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 35/1.4 - 1/250 @ f/1.4)


    Children on their way to school delighted to be the star attraction.
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 135/2 - 1/2000 @ f/2.2)


    A man waiting for a pickup of canisters wishes me well. Namaste!
    (Canon 1D Mark II w/EF 135/2 - 1/1600 @ f/2)


    Best regards,
    Brad

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Cindy
    no its not an M mount, there are 3 kinds of Konica lenses I know of, each with different registers. Since 4/3rds register is a shortish 38.8mm the AR series are pretty close, they even fit on the mount but need a little padding out and a lockout ident drilled into the lens.

    Konica AR bayonet 40.70
    Konica F bayonet 40.50
    Konica RF Hexar screw 27.95

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    No i didnt use an adapter, dont think there is one. Actually I havent finished modifying it to fit yet, but just had to try it out. It has no ident hole, no cardboard and no baffle (which supposed to increase contrast wide open), mine is a bit soft and low contrast wide open, so i am looking forward to this. Bit hard to handle but we got by

    This is the last version of this lens with a rubber focussing ring
    sources
    http://hometown.aol.com/amfoto6/amfoto6_009.htm
    http://gfsnt.no/hexanon/
    http://ca.geocities.com/rohonczy/Kon...ourthirds.html

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    Excellent shots Bradley! It looks like you were truly warmly welcomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    Excellent shots Bradley! It looks like you were truly warmly welcomed.
    Thank you Stuart!

    Yes, it was an incredible experience! The people were so special--there's no doubt I will try to go back again.

    -Brad

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    Fantastic, warm portraits Brad!

    Here are a couple from today. Bubbles and bokeh with the Vivitar Series 1 135mm f/2.3 wide open on an Olympus OM-2n, Fuji Superia 400:






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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Bradley- Love the way everyones EYES just Sparkle and Shine full of Good Cheer

    Amin- Adore the second shot of your son Blowing Bubbles

    Best- h

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Thanks Helen!!

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    Just a first contri from an Oly 510 owner

    not sure they are major bokeh exponents... but at least i now know how to up load files.

    more pics on my flickr page in the sig

    Kevin
    Last edited by kevinparis; 20th March 2009 at 11:55.

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Hey Kev
    Love the Baboon & Childs Face Intermingled
    Strictly 2001 Space Odyssey.....
    Best-H

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Lots of great shots posted here. Amin that was fast from a processing plus scanning perspective.
    Kevin I agree with Helen on the Baboon and Child. Cool.

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    helen/terry

    thank you... think its a orangutan actually.. but it was a nice lucky shot

    K

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    Thank you Helen and Amin!

    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Bradley- Love the way everyones EYES just Sparkle and Shine full of Good Cheer
    Best- h

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    Okay, my wife will kill me if she finds out that I posted her picture all sweaty like this, but I like it . Vivitar 135mm f/2.3, OM-2n, Superia 400:



    My little one, grumpy because he'd rather be pantsless for the summer. OM 40mm f/2, OM-2n, Ilford XP2 400:


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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Amin,
    I really like the shot of your wife. She looks beautiful and has a glow. You have a lovely family.

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    Thanks so much Cindy!

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    Re: Bokeh shots (non-Leica-M thread)

    Fab shots....Amin

    As usual the wife Always looks Stunning
    and Little Man is Adorable in Wanting his way....mind you in B&W its draws Superb character

    cheers-H

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    Thanks Helen! If I threw away the shots of my wife that she doesn't like, I'd have very few photos of her. The Little Man is a different story. He never stops or poses, and generally tries to prevent me from taking his picture. Then he whines about why we have more photos of his older brother .

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    Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f/1.2 wide open on a Canon 5D. Kitchen floor bokeh .

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