17
Feb
09

Bokeh.

One of the local camera stores is liquidating much of its inventory, getting rid of things they’ve had in stock for ages. They put ads on Craigslist to notify folks of what they have and there were a few manual focus Pentax K-mount lenses left so I picked one up for fun.

It turns out, the 28mm lens I scored is faster than any of my other Pentax lenses and is smart enough to allow the camera to control its aperture despite the manual focus.

The reason such things are interesting is called bokeh. It’s the blurring of the elements in a photograph due to the way the lens “sees” because of depth of field (roughly, the combination of focal length and maximum aperture).

Anyway, this image shows that, despite having been shot with a Hasselblad.

city shoes018.jpg

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1 Response to “Bokeh.”


  1. 1 Melissa
    February 17, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Shoes! I like the shoes, even if I’m not sure I understand all those big camera words you’re using.


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