Ultra-Fast Lenses

Challenge #9 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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Very large aperture lenses, those with an f/number of f/1.2 or less, don't just let a lot of light in. They also have vanishingly small depth-of-focus. That makes them hard to focus, but often results in beautifully smooth out-of-focus portions of the scene (i.e., very pleasing bokeh). This challenge is for photos shot using a taking aperture marked as f/1.2 or faster. Note that not all ultra-fast lenses are expensive; used special-purpose lenses as fast as f/0.75 can be adapted for macro photography on most DSLRs and EVILs: http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Ultra-Fast-Lenses-on-DSLR-Cameras/
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one of first shots with Noctilux
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Submitted: Wednesday, 29th September, 2010 17:18 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 13th November, 2009
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F1
ISO: 1000
Notes: Olympus E-P1 and Leica 50/1.0 Noctilux
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