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Creamy At f/0.95
desktop background image of some weeds rendered creamy by the ultra wide aperture of the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95  --  Creamy at f / 0.95  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
DMC-G1 + Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 at an effective 50mm — 1/3200 sec, f/0.95, ISO 125 — map & image data
Creamy at f/0.95
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A couple of years ago I borrowed a friend's little camera with a very fast lens, a Voigtländer Nokton 25mm, which sports a rare f/0.95 aperture. I took a few snaps of some weeds with it as tests, but I didn't care for the electric viewfinder (I like the real optical viewfinder I'm used to), so quickly returned it.

I couldn't load the photos into Lightroom at the time because it couldn't handle the sub-f/1 lens, but I submitted a bug report and somewhere along the way it was fixed, so I could eventually load the images with metadata intact.

Anyway, I happened across them in my Lightroom catalog today, and decided that I liked the mood of the weed above enough to post it.

And here's another tiny weed of some sort...

Burst  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
DMC-G1 + Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 at an effective 50mm — 1/2500 sec, f/0.95, ISO 100 — map & image data
Burst

Comments so far....

I love these super-smooth photos. They make perfect desktop backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

— comment by Jeremiah on December 7th, 2012 at 3:28am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Makes me think about those soft-focus filters. ‘Could be nice for a shot of a bride! Do I see a trip to the nearby shrine? ;-)

— comment by Damien on December 8th, 2012 at 12:50pm JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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