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  1. #201
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    Quote Originally Posted by scatamousche
    Hi Chilious,

    I really liked your swing shot. Can you tell us a little bit about how you managed to get into such perfect postition to take it? How many shots did you have to take to get the one we see here? Any other details?
    Well, I was standing approximately 15 meters (50 feet? I'm not good with the inch/feet system) away from the swing. I took almost 30 pictures (all in auto mode, 135 mm focal length), from which only 2 or 3 were out of focus. I chose this particular one to post because I liked the expressions on their faces.
    Pentax *ist DS, Pentax smc P-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6, Pentax smc P-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
    Panasonic DMC-FZ20, Hoya UV filter

  2. #202
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    My little sweetheart

    D70s Nikkor 50mm 1.8 and applied soft filter in CS2










  3. #203
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esoterra
    D70s Nikkor 50mm 1.8 and applied soft filter in CS2
    Nice!

    On first glance, I thought they were from a Canon 85 f1.8, a renound portriat lense. Noticed the nice softness except on #4 then read your comment that softness was applied. Good call.

    Never seen this lense demonstrated before. Very nice and like the bokeh - more pleasent than the harder bokeh on the Canon 50mm f1.8. Beautiful results (and model).
    Last edited by Vich; 10-22-2005 at 05:28 PM.

  4. #204
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    Vich, thanks for the nice comments. BTW.. what exactly is bokeh?

  5. #205
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    Esoterra: bokeh is the quality of the blurred cones of out of focus light, usually in the background of pictures with shallow dof. I agree, nicely done

    Ekk, your cousins are soo cute!
    Last edited by wall; 10-22-2005 at 07:45 PM.

  6. #206
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esoterra
    Vich, thanks for the nice comments. BTW.. what exactly is bokeh?
    Note: All links below are not my shots. They are links to publically viewable (yet copyrighted) photos on PBASE.COM. For each; click "previous / next" for more samples.

    Here's a link to a photo posted on pbase.com (note: not my photo). This was taken with the Canon 85mm f1.8, known for it's silky bokeh.
    http://www.pbase.com/image/43530876

    Now, the $1400 Canon 85mm f1.2 lense, even more known for its bokeh (among other qualities) -
    http://www.pbase.com/peter_964rs/image/45934257

    Now; here's one with the 50mm f1.8 Mk II (the one I was referencing):
    http://www.pbase.com/image/43018929

    You can easily search pbase.com for sample shots of many can lenses here:
    http://www.pbase.com/cameras/canon


    Bad bokeh shows up most on points of light in the blurred background. Its not an issue if the DOF (Depth of Field) is wide enough so nothing is seriously OOF (Out of Focus).

    Also; "bad" is a matter of taste. If you like lighted pentagrams randomly dotting the background, then the $75 Canon 50mm f1.8 Mk II is a good one for high DOF shooting! I notice your Nikon 50mm f1.8 makes nice soft perfectly circular shapes, when it makes any shapes at all. Very impressive! I like it.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by Vich; 10-24-2005 at 09:32 PM.
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  7. #207
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    Here's one - taken at a 40th birthday party
    My mate (not his 40th) was peacefully sleeping throughout
    the celebrations.
    As I am doing more and more - no PP except a resize.
    KM A-200, ISO 200, 50th sec(AS) @ F 3.5, 164mm equiv, I think it
    was Daylight white, the exif just says Manual. Orig size 5mp
    resized for posting - no other changes

    Geoff (I am dead if he see's this!! )
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    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
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    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

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    Geoff (I am dead if he see's this!! )
    Let's hope he doesn't then!

    Here is a man and his barbeque. (My son-in-law) There is something about fire that makes a person sit and reflect.
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    An Amature Nomad!

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    I got a lightsaber for my birthday
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  10. #210
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker
    I got a lightsaber for my birthday
    Very Cool. Can I have one?
    Colt
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