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    Helping a friend out (Sony A7)

    A friend of a friend of mine who is an actor asked me to help him out after seeing some of my work (I only took the pictures...I didn't decide on any posing, clothes, etc).

    Sony A7 with Canon FDs 50mm 1.4 and 135mm 2.5

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    Re: Helping a friend out (Sony A7)

    Love the shots but the bokeh is just awful.
    Canon lens?

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    Really?? I love the bokeh. Itīs really non conventional. Itīs funny though that youīre the second person who said they didnīt like the bokeh. Yes, these are Canon lenses (Canon FDs 50mm 1.4 and 135mm 2.5)
    The actor loved the shots btw.

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    Its a nervous bokeh which reminds me of the older Noctilux. Those type of trees don't help though.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Helping a friend out (Sony A7)

    Sorry did not mean to start a bokeh war.
    I guess I was just comparing it to my Nikon 200 f/2's smooth as crushed velvet look.

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    Re: Helping a friend out (Sony A7)

    Not much is going to touch your 200 F2 except my 135 1.8.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Helping a friend out (Sony A7)

    Personally, I prefer much less energised bokeh, but we are all different. I like the photos and think you did a great job, but find the backgrounds a bit 'wired'.

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    Re: Helping a friend out (Sony A7)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Berg View Post
    Sorry did not mean to start a bokeh war.
    I guess I was just comparing it to my Nikon 200 f/2's smooth as crushed velvet look.
    Don't give it another thought. Bokeh is a very subjective thing

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    Re: Helping a friend out (Sony A7)

    Nicely done, love the post treatment. Good angles, but perhaps a wee bit too many shooting up on him?

    If these are for a portfolio going to casting agents or agency Ads, perhaps a bit more variety would help?

    Just curious, if you didn't do the posing, who did?

    I too found the Bokeh to distracting given the purpose of such shots … the Contax N 50/1.4 could deliver that sort of frantic backgrounds at certain distances also … not my cup of tea.

    But to each their own.

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