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Jan 20, 2013 19:48 |  #4501

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:lol: I've heard of some other myth called, "debt free" or something like that.

Ya I heard about that too! I think I read a while back that when my house is paid off I will be able to be considered "debt free" or whatever they call it.


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Jan 20, 2013 19:48 |  #4502

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People get money back when filing taxes? WTF? I pay in thousands and then have to throw in a couple more in april. Tax refund... I'm going to have to look this up on the interweb and see what its all about. Well, he should love 135 at least.

This one is a rare one for me too. lol Figured I better strike while I can!


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Jan 20, 2013 22:26 as a reply to  @ Jemhead's post |  #4503

Bokehlicious :cool:


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Jan 20, 2013 22:35 |  #4504

Very nice Daniel.

Does anyone have an explanation as to why the lights don't have a uniform shape? In the middle they're round, towards the perimeter they take on a squashed shape, why is this?

Hoping for some of that refund magic myself, it's the only way I'll be getting one of these gems anytime soon!


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Jan 20, 2013 23:16 |  #4505

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Jan 21, 2013 11:30 |  #4506

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Jan 21, 2013 12:40 |  #4507

wannabegood wrote in post #15514079 (external link)
Very nice Daniel.

Does anyone have an explanation as to why the lights don't have a uniform shape? In the middle they're round, towards the perimeter they take on a squashed shape, why is this?

Hoping for some of that refund magic myself, it's the only way I'll be getting one of these gems anytime soon!

I am absolutely not sure. But I think this could be the reason:

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Jan 21, 2013 14:46 |  #4508

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Jan 21, 2013 17:17 |  #4509

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I am absolutely not sure. But I think this could be the reason:

If you can read my paint skills :)

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Not exactly like this, as the actual light path is a bit more complex, but it explains the principle well. Light coming in off the optical axis doesn't see a "round" hole for a diaphragm, but an ellipse, or cat's eye. It depends a bit where exactly the light is coming from as to the angle and relative position to the centre.

You can actually mimic this by looking quite closely from the front into a lens. Holding it straight ahead, looking along the optical axis in the centre of the lens, the front lens and the diaphragm look round, and holding the front lens at an angle, it will look like an ellipse. And holding the lens at an angle at different positions relative to the centre, it will move the ellipse around, from an angular POV.

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Jan 21, 2013 18:21 |  #4510

So this angle of entry closely simulates the effect of cutting a shape and using it in front of the lens for a substitued aperture, like a heart or a cross so that the bokeh will in turn take on that shape. Ah, yes, even then the angle cuts off the shape for the cats-eye effect. Thank y'all, nicely explained.

edit: after I clicked send on this it occurred to me what wimg must be talking about with it being more complicated. Doesn't the lens bend the light so that it enters the aperture accordingly? An exagerrated example would be the ultra-wide angle, taking far reaching outer light paths and redirecting them into the focus circle. Which brings me back full round to why the aperture creates the cats-eye effect in the first place! I suspect that this is also why a lens has difficulty keeping an image sharp edge to edge/corner to corner on a full frame sensor at wide open apertures. I guess more important than understanding why, I'm inquiring as to whether or not there's anything we can do about it in regards to angles and positions to keep the round bokeh effect true behind/around our subject so that the distorted shape doesn't draw the eye away too much from what we intend it to pay close attention to.


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Jan 21, 2013 19:06 |  #4511

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Jan 21, 2013 19:10 |  #4512
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Jan 21, 2013 23:28 as a reply to  @ 2Live4's post |  #4513

I think I have never mentioned how much I love this lens :)


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Jan 22, 2013 00:37 |  #4514

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I think I have never mentioned how much I love this lens :)


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