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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Is that just the standard F-Mount 50mm f1.2? I love the circular DOF, I even build a lens to do it with my 4x5.
    Just a Nikon AiS 50mm f/1.2.
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    Nikkor lenses are excellent. Period. I have mainly lenses from the 60', 70 and 80'. I have great Super-Takumars and Zuikos. Early Canon are not bad either. I think one should use the appropriate lens for the appropriate ocasion. And make one's own judgements of what is 'good' or what is 'bad'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    That is true. It should be "bo-ke", in Japanese language there is no solo "h" .
    It is probably with "h" to sound more similar to original for English speakers.
    Obviously no Japanese words have the letters b, o, k, e, or h in them. As you say, the transliteration was done this way by Mike Johnston so that English speakers would pronounce it more nearly like the original Japanese than they would something spelled like poke or joke. He says as much in the Photo Techniques articles on boke(h) that brought the concept wider exposure in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Is that just the standard F-Mount 50mm f1.2? I love the circular DOF, I even build a lens to do it with my 4x5.
    I know people who just love radial bokeh, but for whatever reason it makes me motionsick. I ended up selling a YashicaMat 124-G that had just come back from Mark Hama because of that very thing. Loved the color rendition, loved the sharp lens, loved the shutter, everything but the bokeh. Couldn't stand to look at my own prints. (yes, the jokes write themselves at this point )

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    I prefer to call it the 'Out of focus stuff'.

    To the OP: Use what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Is that just the standard F-Mount 50mm f1.2? I love the circular DOF, I even build a lens to do it with my 4x5.
    The rendition of the trees in the top photo is harsh (possibly double imaged) and that is why Nikkors are not reputed to have smooth Bokeh. Doesn't mean they aren't fine lenses though - just not good for smooth out of focus rendition.
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    They are crap. Give yours to me.
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    I have Canon lenses and Nikon lenses for my enlarger. I can't understand why anybody will degrade Nikon (or Canon for that matter), both are excellant.

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    Reminds me of what I got told at a wedding recently when I mentioned I'm a photographer

    "you're not one of those Nikon people, are you?"

    :rolleyes:

    Actually yes, they're good quality and my dad had some so it's what I'm raised on.

    And besides, I use a heck of a lot of other cameras besides Nikon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akki14 View Post
    Reminds me of what I got told at a wedding recently when I mentioned I'm a photographer

    "you're not one of those Nikon people, are you?"

    :rolleyes:

    Actually yes, they're good quality and my dad had some so it's what I'm raised on.

    And besides, I use a heck of a lot of other cameras besides Nikon.
    sssoooo what "kind of person" was the one that asked you that?

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