WTF? 28mm-Bokehmorphic-lens
Old 03-06-2012   #1
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WTF? 28mm-Bokehmorphic-lens

Bokehmorphic? Man, I have a bad taste in my mouth...

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Old 03-06-2012   #2
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Bokehmorphic? Man, I have a bad taste in my mouth...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SLR-Magic-x-...item3cc31a4d84
Ouch... This is a new level of tastelessness... Now I'd like to hear what those that hate swirly bokeh have to say about this
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Old 03-06-2012   #3
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Would you prefer bokakeh?

"Bokehmorphic" makes sense because you can change the shape of the bokeh.
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Tastless maybe, but don't be too hard on SLR Magic after all these are being touted as 'toy lenses' and it's only for a bit of 'fun'. No different to the 'tastless' in-camera 'art/style filters' all p&s cameras seem to come with these days. Think fish eye, pop art, vignette, old photo, etc....
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Damn ! I can hardly wait for the Leica Adapter...
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It's nothing new. Folks used to do this in the 70's as well. I have a few photo books that describe the process.
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Would you prefer bokakeh?

LOL, would have to buy too many lens wipes... not a good idea...
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You'd love it Jsrockit, imagine that puck fair light bulb shot with some blurry hearts in the background... sweet.
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Would you prefer bokakeh?

"Bokehmorphic" makes sense because you can change the shape of the bokeh.
clever

i don't see anyone using this for serious work, let them have hearts
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perfect for those that cannot handle a pen knife and some black cardboard! 125 bucks well spent, eh?

this odd shaped bokeh thing takes 3min to get boring. i made a cardboard mask once to shoot some custom bokeh images for a photography blog i had with some friends


überbokeh by Marcelo Colmenero, on Flickr
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Would you prefer bokakeh?

"Bokehmorphic" makes sense because you can change the shape of the bokeh.
I'd prefer that people didn't concentrate on bokeh as the #1 element in a photo above content, composition, etc. Yes, I'd prefer bokakeh...at least that is funny. However, wouldn't that be more appropriate for a lens that squirts out something one you hit the shutter?
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You'd love it Jsrockit, imagine that puck fair light bulb shot with some blurry hearts in the background... sweet.
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Old 03-06-2012   #13
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No-one notice the included coloured bands that you can put around the lens? Pink, Lime, Yellow.. what's not to like?
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Now that really is bokehlicious, really full of supa bokehliciousness ...
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Old 03-06-2012   #15
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How mokehborphic!
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... or even bokehphobic
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Old 03-06-2012   #17
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Excerpt from 'Bokehmorphosis':

"One day Gregor Samsa wakes up to find that his bokeh has been transformed into a giant insect."
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It's only $125... WoW! I'll order a dozen.
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Old 03-06-2012   #19
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lol! I can't wait for Steve Huff to review this as the most bestest lens ever!!
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This is a riot! I bet if there was a $ insert, we would see this one in the first D800 commercial.
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Old 03-06-2012   #21
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Now now,

Let's not be too close minded.
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Old 03-06-2012   #22
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It's a TOY. Would you car drivers laugh at your son playing with a toy car?
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Ouch... This is a new level of tastelessness... Now I'd like to hear what those that hate swirly bokeh have to say about this
better taste than people who shoot HDR's
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aww, come on - it's kinda cute isn't it?
and i agree with jsrockit - if you think that bokeh is what matters in photography you might as well just use this lens as the pictures are actually just as corny as the usual "bokehlicious" stuff you encounter everywhere on the net.
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I'll wait for a Bokehmorphic ASPH.
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Now if someone would make it so you can insert a central gradient at the aperture, then you could have bokeh like the Sony STF. (I suspect it's patented anyway...)
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I just find it funny that they make this lens and a $4,000 M mount lens. Something tells me that people will regret buying a $4000 lens from SLR Magic.
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I just find it funny that they make this lens and a $4,000 M mount lens. Something tells me that people will regret buying a $4000 lens from SLR Magic.
well put, I thought the same when I saw who did them
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I'd prefer that people didn't concentrate on bokeh as the #1 element in a photo above content, composition, etc. Yes, I'd prefer bokakeh...at least that is funny. However, wouldn't that be more appropriate for a lens that squirts out something one you hit the shutter?
Funny that you mentioned bokeh as the most important element ... this is the same company that is marketing the $4000 50mm T/0.95 lens that people were going crazy over on another gear centric photo forum.

They should maybe sell these toy lenses under a different label.
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I just find it funny that they make this lens and a $4,000 M mount lens. Something tells me that people will regret buying a $4000 lens from SLR Magic.
Haha I am looking forward to this. But Steve Huff will still rate it as the best lens.
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I saw that Araakii... but he seems to be in tight with SLR Magic. I'm skeptical. $4,000 gets you a very nice Leica brand lens (not that I'd ever buy a $4000 lens).
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I wonder when museums and galleries will start buying/selling photos that have bokeh as its primary subject matter?
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They have paintings of solid color, so anything is possible as far as I'm concerned. :-)

I think bokeh is often important and sometimes interesting in its own right, but no it's not the main criteria of a good photo IMO.
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Would you prefer bokakeh?
This almost brought me to tears...
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I wonder when museums and will start buying/selling photos that have bokeh as its primary subject matter?
I find it difficult to believe that any gallery or dealer would compromise their morels just to make money ...
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This is BOKEH-licious!! Here's hoping they add an aperture shaped like a question mark. One shaped like a hand with the middle finger raised would also undoubtedly be a huger seller. :-)
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One shaped like a hand with the middle finger raised would also undoubtedly be a huger seller. :-)
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