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    Bokeh


    Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm/f1.4
    This lens was manufactured in 1971 the year I was born, currently working on 5DmkII with M42 mount converted to EF.

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    Re: Bokeh

    Excellent ... and shows the potential of legacy lenses. Another one to keep an eye open for.

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    Does this festive little effort count as bokeh?


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    That's rather good!

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    Re: Bokeh

    Bokeh's OK's :wink:

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    " but the greatest gift the railways give to us is the proper treatment of time." John Betjeman , BBC Home Service radio broadcast 4 July 1940.

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    Nice round bokeh highlights, what's the lens? Could be an eight leaf shutter I guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david woodhead
    Nice round bokeh highlights, what's the lens? Could be an eight leaf shutter I guess?
    Cheers all. It was taken with the Nikon DX AF-S 35mm 1.8. Have to say I'm really enjoying this little lens!

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    Re: Bokeh

    I found a fascinating article (with equally fascinating links) yesterday - http://silverbased.org/blur-entrance-pupil/

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    Re: Bokeh

    Just resurrecting this thread with some watch-related bokeh photos 8)






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    Does this count?

    Bremont o-tori by Noodlefish, on Flickr

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    Re: Bokeh

    Here's two paltry efforts from me


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    Re: Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by david woodhead

    Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm/f1.4
    This lens was manufactured in 1971 the year I was born, currently working on 5DmkII with M42 mount converted to EF.
    I've got the same lens myself and have to say I sometimes prefer it to my FA1.4 (newer AF version). Not a hint of plastic to be found and a joy to use as long as you're happy with the MF.

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    Re: Bokeh

    Never heard the term before - but I am new to this - Do these count as Bokeh?





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    Re: Bokeh

    I got a weird square bokeh pattern in this one:



    I can't remember whether it was through lass or mesh at Chester zoo - if the latter then it's probably the effect caused by the wires.

    (Nice photos btw)

    Cheers,

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    I`ve just recently started using my 50mm again, so much potential with an F1.4!
    Great pictures!

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    Re: Bokeh

    Some bokeh pics....


    Top left corner...





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    Re: Bokeh


    monkeh2 by DanielSutton1974, on Flickr

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    Re: Bokeh

    A watch related one...

    The one in the foreground is easy to identify :roll: ,
    2nd a bit more of a challenge,
    3rd possible with some WISdom,
    4th & 5th ?
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    Re: Bokeh

    Some more shallow DOF shots, watch and non-watch related...






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    Some quite pleasing out of focus highlights behind the cat's head. Hand-held in a dark-ish room, so not particularly sharp...


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    I'm fairly new to photography but hope these count. One watch related the others not so much.









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    Heres a new one of Harry on a ferris wheel....
    I love the light in this pic...


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    I just loved the lively colours in this one I shot a couple of weeks ago:



    EDIT: Shot with Pana G1 m4/3 and Leica M Summicron 35mm

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    Nikon D40, 18-55mm kit lens zoomed right out.

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    Bokeh

    The recent "where are all the PO's?" prompted me to wear mine again.

    Staying on the 8th floor of a hotel overlooking a bus station also made think of the bokeh opportunities, so seeing as I had my trusty travel camera I thought I'd have a go & maybe give an excuse to resurrect this thread.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Never heard the term before - but I am new to this - Do these count as Bokeh?





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    Just discovered this thread, as i am a noob to these forums.

    The term and the subject of "Bokeh" refers to whether out of focus points of light in a picture are rendered in a pleasing or unpleasing way and it is a very subjective concept - some pictures suit perfectly round out-of-focus points (like the lower picture of the little girl with the out-of-focus christmas lights ) and some pictures look better with a more irregular or "rougher" shape. The word "Boke" kind-of translates as "dizziness" or "fuzziness".

    Some people believe that a particular lens will have either "good" or "bad" bokeh - whether out-of-focus areas of the picture are soft, anonymous and pleasing or whether they take on some of the texture of the background and draw your eyes away from the main subject.

    Bokah is influenced by many factors - the lens constuction itself, the iris pattern, the f-stop used for that picture, lens coatings and many other minutae.

    When i first started in photography 40 odd years ago , lenses were simply tested for distortion and out-of-focus areas were simply that and were largely ignored other than in terms of depth of field - now the reletively recent term of "bokeh" asks whether the out-of-focus areas are rendered in a way that adds to the picture or detracts from it.

    I hope that makes it as clear as mud :)

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    Here is my contribution to the Bokeh effect, this is taken using a Nikon D300 with Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 AI lense set at f/1.2 aperture, 1/125 shutter speed and 1600 ISO. (I think!)



    Im still trying to refine my night time photography skill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidww View Post
    Cheers all. It was taken with the Nikon DX AF-S 35mm 1.8. Have to say I'm really enjoying this little lens!

    David
    I picked up one of those for my nephew's wedding last year, and it's hardly been off my camera since. I rather enjoy the challenge of being a little more 'physical' with my photography; having to move around to get the best compositions, rather than just using the zoom, although my missus tends to get a little tetchy when I start grovelling around on the deck trying to get interesting perspective shots :-)

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    Real Bokeh

    This is Bokeh in as close to real form as i can get



    The colours add to the picture as they blur, yet details are recognisable on the main subject regardless of the DOF.
    Last edited by thattallchap; 19th September 2012 at 20:16.

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    Not a particularly interesting shot but I took this test shot with the Olympus 45mm f1.8 on an E-P2 to see if it could do some nice looking bokeh. Light is from a flash gun bounced of the ceiling to light up the beads.



    Of course telephoto lenses tend to produce it fairly easily, here is another on the same camera using the Panasonic 100-300


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    Another effort with the D300 last Saturday, I was experimenting and was quite surprise how well this photo came out.

    Last edited by Mr Seamaster; 2nd October 2012 at 10:06.

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    This weekend I found this from last Spring:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidww View Post
    Does this festive little effort count as bokeh?

    Wow - to me this is the very essence of Christmas! Makes me feel all festive already and clocks haven't even gone back yet...

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    Some more Christmas Bokeh (seeing as it's only 9 weeks away )


    DSC_0219-vnx2-1024 by ianc666, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus fenix View Post
    Some more Christmas Bokeh (seeing as it's only 9 weeks away )


    DSC_0219-vnx2-1024 by ianc666, on Flickr
    That's pretty awesome, love the blue polygon shapes in the background!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    The recent "where are all the PO's?" prompted me to wear mine again.

    Staying on the 8th floor of a hotel overlooking a bus station also made think of the bokeh opportunities, so seeing as I had my trusty travel camera I thought I'd have a go & maybe give an excuse to resurrect this thread.



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    Nice, my sort of Bokeh! Ohh and nice watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonedgar View Post
    Nice, my sort of Bokeh! Ohh and nice watch!
    Neither Leica nor Omega are with me now

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    Well, one from me ...


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    Messing around on Christmas day trying to get a shot that might resurrect this thread...



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    Was playing with some flash triggers the missus gave me for Christmas (nowt to do with the bokeh shot), so put the watch I was wearing on the bottle I'd just finished for a shot to keep the thread alive.....



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    Wonderful pics in this thread! I usually work with a 100mm macro lens such as with this Magnolia:


    Magnolia "Kobus" by Malus65, on Flickr

    Or this butterfly:



    _MG_2158 by Malus65, on Flickr

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    f1.2 versus f16


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    I had to look up what Bokeh meant !
    does this count ?


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    Bokeh

    Quote Originally Posted by gasgasbones View Post
    I had to look up what Bokeh meant !
    does this count ?

    Yup. That's Bokeh!
    Hours of fun playing with varying the distances and DOF to get different effects.

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