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04-18-2011, 01:09 PM   #16
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Just some PS work done...

Younger by 10 years

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04-18-2011, 01:14 PM   #17
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Thanks for the useful pointers, very interesting, keep them coming.
04-18-2011, 01:21 PM   #18
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I'm guessing that's the DA 70 and the FA/F/K 85 soft
Spot on. DA 70 LTD and K85/2.2 soft
04-18-2011, 01:56 PM   #19
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The DA70 was at f2.8, The K85 was at f4.

04-18-2011, 02:06 PM   #20
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Looking at the poll result so far.......................................... there's always one

Before you ask it weren't me.
04-18-2011, 04:24 PM   #21
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Definitely #1. When I look at #2 I can't decide whether it's an abstract portrait or if the focus is off. Blurring in portraits is ok but not for the entire image, maybe just the background or a portion of the portrait.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kheldour Quote
Just some PS work done...

Younger by 10 years
you could have added some hair as well.
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if the focus is off
I think the focus is off, the lens is astigmatic, and so am I, we don't make a good manual focusing pair. It does say in the lens manual to not rely on the AF beep.

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Why does the DA70 exhibit such harsh bokeh?
04-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #25
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Why does the DA70 exhibit such harsh bokeh?
The DA 70 is F2.4 if the shot was at F 2.8 I am very surprised at how apparent the 5 blade aperture is in the bokeh
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The DA 70 is F2.4 if the shot was at F 2.8 I am very surprised at how apparent the 5 blade aperture is in the bokeh
Isn't it a 9 blade?
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You mean I'm a few blades short of a clean shave?!
04-18-2011, 10:14 PM   #28
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I thought I would take a crack at the photoshopping...

Looks ok, but not great.

I'm really shocked the DA 70 gave you bokeh like that. I never experienced that in the month or so I played with it!

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#2 looks terrible frankly.

#1 looks better but the bokeh is very harsh. Tha bokeh is not typical for that lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by selar Quote
Why does the DA70 exhibit such harsh bokeh?
QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
The DA 70 is F2.4 if the shot was at F 2.8 I am very surprised at how apparent the 5 blade aperture is in the bokeh
QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
Isn't it a 9 blade?
I see what looks like a pentagon or hexagon artifact in the OFF lights, can't be 9 blades, it should have almost round artifacts
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