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Re: [OM] Which soft, How Soft? [was soft addiction]

Subject: Re: [OM] Which soft, How Soft? [was soft addiction]
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 08:47:08 -0700
At 11/18/2022 02:04 AM, Velvet Gove wrote:

>On 11/13/2022 9:19 PM, Moose wrote:
>>On 11/11/2022 7:22 AM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
>>>At 11/10/2022 03:14 PM, Moose wrote:
>>>>As I was making my earlier response, I noticed an empty pot sitting out on 
>>>>the grass had fallen over. It struck me as a nice still life subject. Armed 
>>>>with E-M1 II wearing 12-200 and A7C wearing LenBaby Velvet 85/1.8, Itook 
>>>>I have a couple of favorites, but not yet a single winner. I've realized 
>>>>that my choice depends in part whether I'm thinking of a web post or of a 
>>>>framed print on a wall.
>>>>Potty Moose
>>>I like the image. I'm kinda curious what some of my recent acquisitions 
>>>would do. The lens baby softens the image but does not do what some vintage 
>>>lenses do with the bokeh.
>In fairness, the LB Velvet series are about overall effect, including glow at 
>wider apertures. I guess their Sweet or Twist lenses might get closer, or even 
>the Soft.
>I sort of intend to run a series with several 50-ish mm lenses. I moved the 
>pot to a spot that gets some sun this time of year. Today. fast moving clouds 
>were changing the light drastically. I did take one with a  vintage lens, 
>Canon 58/1.2 @ f1.2, 1961 optical design. Brightened up a bit from straight 
>out of camera. 
>You might prefer f2.0 or f2.8, but those will have to await more propitious 
>Velvet Glove Moose

I have the canon 50mm 1.2 LTM version and has a similar look. Not sure if the 
lens formula is similar to the 58mm FD version. I do find it takes the right 
compositional situation to make it work. The busy bokeh can easily distract as 
much as add. Thanks for creating this example, it satisfies my curiosity.

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