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  1. #1

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    I've only gone and done it

    I bought this just now. Took five years.

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    For what it does, click here.

    Forget your fancy schmancy HDR and your Lytro and your clever autofocussing. Ten aperture blades positioned perfectly to refract the light coming in. I present to you spinning bokeh.


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    OK. I'll be the first to say it. It helps you take photos that are out of focus?


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    And why on earth would you take 5 years for that? Take any camera and shake when you click.

    Voila!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07
    OK. I'll be the first to say it. It helps you take photos that are out of focus?
    Damn, you are always faster than me!

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    Heathens! Outrageous!

    Bokeh is out of focus. You still focus (sharply with a beautiful carl zeiss glass lens) on your subject. It just throws out the out of focus into a whirlwind. Amazing!

    Jacky I had to (1) save up and (2) convince my Mrs. Took five years.

    Anyone looking for a sound investment should forget about short selling or property. This lens has gone up in price by about 20% in the last 8 months. Roughly the same time that micro 4/3s have taken to become a player in the market. That is no coincidence.

    edit: luckily, my seller is selling me it for the same price we agreed last year.


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    1) how much does it cost
    2) Why not use photoshop or lightroom to achieve the same results?


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    There is something in this world that exists made by a god like company called Adobe, its called photoshop and it would of been cheaper than paying for lens from some Kraut that takes bad pictures...


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    3) why take photos at all?


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    my blackberry can do that easily


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    LC, ignore the naysayers. That is a beautiful piece of glass, saving up to buy one myself. In the meantime, I just invested in this:
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    Hand made in Japan, number 287 of 400 assembled. It's a beauty, took it for a spin this weekend and waiting for the results to develop.


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