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

Subject: Re: [OM] Which soft, How Soft? [was soft addiction]
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 21:59:54 -0800
On 11/19/2022 7:47 AM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
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 

You might prefer f2.0 or f2.8, but those will have to await more propitious 
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.

Still stumbling along with these lenses. A problem with the photos that started this is that, while I like them as still life art, they are limited in showing bokeh, with only the grass so close behind the pot.

Here's a series with background varying widely in distance, from leaves  over the subject, through leaves 6+ feet back and trees at infinity. <http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/tech/Lenses/Soft%20Focus/Fallen%20Pot/Canonf12Pot.htm>

I'm still worrying this bone, so more may well come. I did a series with different lenses, but the light messed with me. PS magic may solve that.

Gnawing Moose

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