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You need a biiiiig aperture (like f2.8).

 

And/or longer focal length and/or the lens at or near minimum focus distance (assuming the MFD is close enough to begin with). Bokeh is a function of all three of those - you can shoot, for example, with a 24mm lens wide open, like at f2.0 (ex. the M.Zuiko 12/2), a group shot of about ten people in two rows, and if it was a lesser lens, chances are you're more likely to blur parts of the people at the edge of the frame than whatever's behind them. At the same time a good quality 85mm or 105mm lens at f4 will still produce enough background blur on a head-shoulder portrait without the issues of using some cheap, older 50mm lenses where wide open the background blur could have been good, but the lens sharpness really drops going off center that only the eyes and half the nose are in focus in the whole frame, and the tip of the nose looking like foreground blur.

 

 

This one was taken at 400mm, f6.3.

 


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 10/23/13 at 12:06am
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Great album, earphones, and player. Wonder what it sound like. I'm listening to 'Allelujah! Don't bend! Ascend!' On my X10's right now and loving it.
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Originally Posted by OmarCCX View Post
 

You need a biiiiig aperture (like f2.8).

 

I think you can still get great bokeh above f2.8, but it depends on lens and focal length as well.

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@Redcar: amazingly alluring darkish portraits!

 

@matthewh133: consistently great shots, keep them coming!

 

@Barry S: now, these are interesting!

 

 

Here's another one from that pier, straight out of the F900EXR (no postprocessing):

 

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Here's another one from that pier, straight out of the F900EXR (no postprocessing):

 

 

 

 

That's truly beautiful, James. I'd love to see how the Foveon sensor would portray this scene.

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That's truly beautiful, James. I'd love to see how the Foveon sensor would portray this scene.

 

Thanks!

 

Your DP1 would capture the scene spectacularly for sure (and clouds in particular would look much better), but you'd have to tread water or be on deck of a boat, 'cause this was shot at full 20x zoom on my little Fuji.

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Thanks!

 

Your DP1 would capture the scene spectacularly for sure (and clouds in particular would look much better), but you'd have to tread water or be on deck of a boat, 'cause this was shot at full 20x zoom on my little Fuji.

 

Ah yes, lack of zoom...one of the DP1's 928 Achilles' heels.

 

Btw, my accessories for the DP1 came in!

 

 

 

 

 

Cheap is goo, lady and gents.

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After reading the ASG-2 thread and talk of photography I pondered out into the garden and grabbed a couple of shots. :)

I don't consider myself much of a photographer, I do however find it relaxing and rewarding when you grab something worth while.

One of these days I will take my kit down to Manly (high tourist area and popular beach) on Northern Beaches NSW Australia and grab some shots to bring back here.



 



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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

After reading the ASG-2 thread and talk of photography I pondered out into the garden and grabbed a couple of shots. :)

I don't consider myself much of a photographer, I do however find it relaxing and rewarding when you grab something worth while.

One of these days I will take my kit down to Manly (high tourist area and popular beach) on Northern Beaches NSW Australia and grab some shots to bring back here.
 


You've got a lot of great areas in the Sydney region to practice shots. The baths for example are excellent at sunrise.

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Took my friend's 7D to a live show with the 50mm 1.8. The lighting was pretty bad, so I stayed around 4000 ISO. I'm glad I took the 7D instead of my 40D, I really needed the extra sensitivity and better AF.

 


Edited by OmarCCX - 10/25/13 at 4:08pm
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It was my birthday weekend, so I spent it in Dallas and Fort Worth....

 

Warning, crap load of pics incoming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was my birthday weekend, so I spent it in Dallas and Fort Worth....

 

Congrats, very nice (especially the night shots). :smile_phones:

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Couple really great shots amongst there. My favorite was the one that incorporated the leading lines. (I'm a sucker for leading lines) one thing I noticed in my own work and I believe is true for everyone is to try to get a different perspective, especially with architectural shots. Avoid the stereotypical view from a tourist standing straight up looking up a building, unless it REALLLLY works. I know while I was in New York, that angle was waaaay over done.

Just my 2¢
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