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    She says 1.4 bohka "is the best". ----

    My intern showed me photos she made with a 50mm f1.8.... then she says 1.4 bohka "is the best, but I can't afford a 1.4".

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    ...wait till she sees 1.2!

    Ugh, I am so sick of bokeh discussions
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    You aren't paying her enough!

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    She thinks I'm lame with using f5.6... meh..

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    I thought it was pretty cool when I first got a f1.8 lens. Then I soon realized that what I thought was in focus in my viewfinder wasn't always as in focus on the negative... and that you start taking pictures that are mostly bokeh, which is somewhat silly. It was then clear why all of my Zeiss lenses maxed out at f2.8 or f4...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpwphoto View Post
    My intern showed me photos she made with a 50mm f1.8.... then she says 1.4 bohka "is the best, but I can't afford a 1.4".
    Sounds like she needs a Holga.

    Or maybe I'll design and build a special lens, I have a lot of glass blanks made by Anchor Hocking.

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    hopefully she doesn't have a leica, or a nocktahlux might have been in her future !

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    Or how about the Canon 0.95!
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    Remind her that fast lenses (for 35mm) were originally developed to allow more light in when there was little, without resorting to loooong exposures, especially handheld. It is only recently, after Leica figured out that there was a huge market in catering to fools who believe that a lens should ALWAYS be used WIDE OPEN, even in the middle of the day, just because it looks cool with all that "bokeh" and 3D pop (God I hate that term), even though the resulting images are usually total shit, that fast lenses have been selling like hot cakes.
    Last edited by MaximusM3; 03-21-2013 at 04:30 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    This was shot at f16, you don't always need fast lenses to get Bokeh this is a straight copy of the negative.


    Lucus 2nd 5x7 by Ed Bray, on Flickr

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