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robbie_d

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:47
thoughton wrote:
I think asgr meant to say 'reduce the dof', and is possibly talking about these newer cameras with a 'bokeh' mode.

I think you mean "Background defocus mode"
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:53
Yeah, some such voodoo

(long time no see!)
Tim
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robbie_d

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:55
thoughton wrote:
Yeah, some such voodoo

(long time no see!)

It has been a while!

People did mention that fatherhood would absorb all my free time. Of course I just smiled, nodded and went along with their outlandish claims...

Turns out they were spot on! Wouldn't have it any other way though.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

asgr

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:58
Sorry, I did mean reduce the DoF. Presumably it defocuses the foreground too though?
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robbie_d

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:59
In response to the OP (and to avoid claims that I'm derailing a thread), I'm struggling to look beyond a G12 lens on a G12 body currently.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

robbie_d

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 16:59
asgr wrote:
Sorry, I did mean reduce the DoF. Presumably it defocuses the foreground too though?

Depends where you're focusing really.

"Background defocus mode" just refers to a mode on certain Sony cameras that essentially shoots wide open (albeit with a little software jiggery-pokery).
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.
Last Edited by robbie_d on 17/08/2011 - 17:02

thoughton

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 17:05
I believe Samsung are working on some kind of synthetic bokeh thing. The camera will apparently have two lenses though! I guess so it can tell what is foreground and what is background.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

asgr

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 18:51
This is an interesting test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p56vAwK1y70 I guess that is why it is a predominantly "background" defocus. Presumably the Q will do something similar, but have they said for sure how there software bokeh will work?
K7 + wet weather gear Some of my pics
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