Out of Focus Blur (or Bokeh)

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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:07 am 
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Modern photography is very different from what it once was. It is rare to look back at some of the famous photographers of the past and see any photos utilising or even showing a shallow depth of field, but today there are many photos that stand on a shallow depth of field alone.

It's all highly subjective, so post whether you think it's "good" or "bad", "harsh" or "smooth".

Also don't forget to mention the lens and medium used!

Zeiss ZM C Sonnar 50 on Tri-X:
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Leica Macro Elmar M 90 on Tri-X:
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Leitz Summitar 5cm on Tri-X:
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I kind of like the "light shapes" in this one.

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Leica Summicron 35 ASPH on Tri-X:
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Canon 135mm LTM on Portra 400:
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90mm 2.5 Summarit on M9P:

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Jugando en el río by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Antonio by ramirezaponte, on Flickr


50mm 2.8 Elmar M on M9P:

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Violines by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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En Lupi's by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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Contemplación by ramirezaponte, on Flickr


50mm 2.8 Elmar M on M6TTL, Ektar 100, converted to B&W with Silver Efex 2.0:

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En la Plaza Palmer by ramirezaponte, on Flickr


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A thread full of awesome. :)

My favorite is the Zeiss C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 lens. Despite it's "reputation" I just love it. All of the following on the M9 save for the last - which was on the M8.

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I don't have this lens anymore, but it was wonderful for the price:

Leica Summarit 50 on efke 50
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on Tmax 3200
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No longer have the Nokton 50 1.1, but it's fun to try it out if you have the opportunity

On Tmax 3200:
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Another 50mm I don't have anymore,

Current summicron on Tri-X:
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Those last two are especially cool shots Alex!

More from the Voigtländer 50mm f/1.1 Nokton - on the M9:

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A couple from me taken with a Lumix L1 and Leica Macro Elmar-R 1:4/100.

The first I think is spoilt by the bokeh of a twig on the left of the poppy, but is nicely out of focus with bright colours. I like the second, which is unfortunately slightly out in the foreground but I think has a sort of watercolour effect to the background bokeh :mrgreen:


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Thanks Michael, some of your images with the Nokton are really amazing.

And nice shots Bob. I love the detail on the poppy, I looks almost like paper with the wrinkles.

Some great examples by Antonio and Pobe...I'll have to try to keep this going.

Elmar 9cm LTM on Tri-X:
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Canon 50 1.4 LTM on Tmax 400:
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