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Re: dreamy Nikon lenses

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Perhaps... but, recall or try this yourself. shoot two frames of film, one in focus, the other out of focus...
Then soup etc to your standard...
At enlarger, print the out of focus in focus...
print the in focus just slightly out of focus...
there is a difference in the Look..
perhaps not to iPod eyes, but look closer....
grain, direction of blurs... tonality ,, these are some of the many things...

Digital has many qualities... mainly ease... 

back to having an out of focus experience...

Richard L.

--- On Tue, 7/22/08, Judy Seigel <jseigel@panix.com> wrote:

> From: Judy Seigel <jseigel@panix.com>
> Subject: Re: dreamy Nikon lenses
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 1:27 PM
> I am compelled to admit that 99 7/10ths of this lens talk is
> Greek to me, 
> but it does bring two questions to mind:
> 1. Who remembers the name of the photographer who did
> lovely portraits 
> with an antique long lens in probably the '90s.  He was
> quite well known 
> at the time, and I'd recognize his name (probably).
> 2.  Supposedly CS2 (or now 3) can do anything you or they
> or I can do 
> better.... for instance it supposedly has a filter that
> will fake 
> increasing background blur, to compensate for short focal
> length of the 
> digital camera.  Wouldn't/shouldn't it have a
> soft-focus filter?
> At the very least !?
> J.