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Bokeh porn - sub-f1.2 image thread

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by nickthetasmaniac, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    There's a similar thread over at PentaxForums.com that has some amazing work in it, and looking through the archives here there seems to be quite a few members using uber-fast legacy glass, sooooo....

    Perhaps we could have a sticky thread for images shot on f1.2 or faster lenses, at f1.2 or faster? (I spose the Nokton 25mm would be welcome as well...)

    Without being presumptuous, I'll get the ball rolling :smile:

    SMC Pentax 1:1.2 50mm on a GH2

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  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    E-P1 & Nikkor 50mm f1.2 (non-AI) Wide Open -

     
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  3. lenticularis

    lenticularis Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 30, 2011
    Australia
    Canon FL55 f1.2 adapted to Canon EF then to M43

    I haven't got much to post in this thread yet, as almost all my use of the above lens has been on my Canon DSLR.
    I did take a couple of impromptu shots two evenings ago and I inadvertently recorded 3 planets, not just Jupiter! A check on an astronomy program showed them to be Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. I was able to discern all three in a screen sized image, so hopefully they are visible! I will take some more shots in due course with this combo and wide-open.

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    G3 & FL55 Jup, Ur, Nept, P1010468 flickr by smoothlennie, on Flickr

    The lens is shown on the camera below

    _MCI8038 FL55 f1.2 by smoothlennie, on Flickr
     
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  4. lenticularis

    lenticularis Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 30, 2011
    Australia
    Update: G3 and Canon FL55 f1.2 no more !

    I have sold my G3

    I have ordered a Sony NEX-5N...
     
  5. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    These two are part of a gig that I have done almost yearly for a client since 1998. These are this holiday season's Christmas cards that the client sends to family and close friends.

    Creative? Not really, if at all.
    Mundane? Certainly...
    Paid gig? Damn scraight! A gig is a gig!:biggrin:
    pssst.....the gig helped pay for one of my recent GAS episodes:rofl:



    Red Bow on Christmas tree by 0dBm Imaging, on Flickr


    Porcelain Snowman by 0dBm Imaging, on Flickr
     
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  6. lenticularis

    lenticularis Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 30, 2011
    Australia
    good work if you can get it!

    That's a long association with a client!:bravo-009:
     
  7. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    EF 85mm f/1.2 L II on EOS 1D Mark II N, with extension tubes between them (I forget the extension I used) :smile: (I don't have any glass faster than f/1.2 for :43:.... yet)

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  8. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Do you mean EF 85mm f/1.2 L II?

    Hot damn I want that lens :smile:

    Out of interest, why don't you just get an adapter for that lens? It'd be a beast of a mid-tele on MFT!

    Here's some more of mine :)

    SMC 50/f1.2

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    CV Nokton 25/f0.95

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  9. aria

    aria Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Rome, Italy
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokaplanet/6158383324/" title="Sabrina di stefano aria, su Flickr">"640" height="480" alt="Sabrina"></a>

    canon fl 55 @ƒ1.2
     
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  10. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    Yep. Typo. Fixed now. :smile:
     
  11. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2011
    My god, what's with the price differences? On e-bay the Pentax SMC 50 f/1.2 ranges from $40 to someone selling it with a pentax film camera for $2,000.
     
  12. mikeetastic

    mikeetastic Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 3, 2011
    you mean f2 for $40? f1.2 is really expensive..
     
  13. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Ebay sellers have a annoying tendency to list the SMC Pentax 1:2 50mm as a SMC Pentax 1:1.2 50mm... There's about 20 million 50/f2's in the world and they're worth precisely bugger all :smile:

    Standard price for a decent K-50/f1.2 is $300-450, and for an A-50/f1.2 about $400-500. The two models are optically similar but the 'A' variant is designed to be used in 'Program Exposure' on Pentax SLR's.

    I'm only guessing, but the $2000 item is probably one of the Pentax LX special editions, which are very rare and collectable.
     
  14. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I hate to be pedantic, but this should properly be called "Shallow DOF Porn", not bokeh porn. Boken is not a synonym for shallow DOF. Bokeh refers to the quality of the out of focus areas (are they "smooth and creamy" or rough and grainy; are OOF circles clean, round circles or do they show the shape of a non-round aperture or are they distorted, not round, etc.)

    You can have "good" bokeh without shallow DOF, and shallow DOF with bad bokeh.
     
  15. lenticularis

    lenticularis Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 30, 2011
    Australia
    more from the lovely FL55 f1.2

    Some test shots in natural light, checking out aperture DoF.

    The last shots I took with my G3 before selling it. (2 more from this series in the G3 / FL55 album)

    f1.2
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    f5.6
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    f16
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  16. lenticularis

    lenticularis Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 30, 2011
    Australia
    Lovely subject, captured by a lovely lens!

    I am another happy user of the great FL55 f1.2!
     
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  17. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Canon 50mm F0.95, wide-open on the Canon 7.

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  18. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Nokton 50/1.1, wide-open on the Leica M9.

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  19. Leesound

    Leesound Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 12, 2011
    London
  20. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Is that an RF lens?