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04-19-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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More Bokeh from my Kx IR and the Angenieux 90 1.8




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That almost looks like a painting. Cool stuff.
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That's good use of deliberate defocusing. It's hard to know if it can be called bokeh when nothing is actually in focus.

Not my favourite technique but it matches the subject matter, so well done!

(Out of interest what lens and aperture setting did you use to get this effect?)

EDIT: Stupid question -- it says right there: "Angenieux 90 1.8".
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That's good use of deliberate defocusing. It's hard to know if it can be called bokeh when nothing is actually in focus.

Not my favourite technique but it matches the subject matter, so well done!

(Out of interest what lens and aperture setting did you use to get this effect?)

EDIT: Stupid question -- it says right there: "Angenieux 90 1.8".
Ok, so it was nearly impossible to get that Angenieux in focus that close at 1.8 and with infrared. Also it isn't what people look for in bokeh so here's one at f2.8 i think....


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Still looks like a painting. Cool stuff, but lots of blue fringing.
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The blue fringing is due to pp. False color infrared gives some odd side effects....

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I've heard amazing things about Angenieux but only in regard to their 16mm c-mount lenses. What are the attractive qualities of Angenieux lenses for DSLR? I love the bokeh but the fringing is bothering me. How is the sharpness?

Edit: (fringing) Nevermind, posted after seeing your last post.
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Like I said the fringe is more from PP. I did tht on purpose. This lens is from 1950-something so it will have CA. Sharpness is great, perceived sharpness is even better. For a portrait lens tack sharp isn't always best. My headshot here is with the K7 non IR at about 2.8 i think



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Very nice! The depth of field is absolutely perfect for a portrait.
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Yes, thanks. I love this lens. I'm trying to get used to the focusing with the live view when I have a 87c filter in the IR camera. pretty tough.
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cool indeed.
Very nice DOF or the lack of it
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Now that is a very cool portrait, with the depth of field perfectly measured. Would love to see more of this type of thing, to develop a better sense of this lens.

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Sharpness is great, perceived sharpness is even better. For a portrait lens tack sharp isn't always best.
Oh, I agree. Though I crave sharpness I crave even more the other unquantifiable rendering properties of a lens, that makes them special. And this on has that in spades!
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I will be taking this lens out soon for use on the normal K7 and Kx modified. I need to use it more on th eK7 to really see how it performs. I have a portrait shoot next week and in May...
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