04-10-2013, 01:34 AM
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  • ben74
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Mon Petit Plisson

   

It's not often I'm surprised.

But this little brush surprised me!

It's smaller than I anticipated.

It was unused.

And it's completely usable!

   

   

Smaller than the current production Simpsons Wee Scot...

   

   

And with his big brother...

   

   

   

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 04-10-2013, 02:08 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Ben, what lens are you using.. Bokeh is nice and creamy.

Plisson is nice to.. Blush

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 04-10-2013, 02:24 AM
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Congratulations, Ben. That sure is a little beauty! Smile

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 04-10-2013, 02:31 AM
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(04-10-2013, 02:08 AM)MikekiM Wrote: Ben, what lens are you using.. Bokeh is nice and creamy.

Plisson is nice to.. Blush

Canon EF 100mm Macro F2.8 L (It makes a nice portrait lens for that reason too).

I have a Canon EF 50mm F1.2 L, you should see the Bokeh it produces!

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 04-10-2013, 02:35 AM
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Thats one good looking lil fella' you have there!

Enjoy!


Cool

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 04-10-2013, 02:41 AM
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(04-10-2013, 02:24 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Congratulations, Ben. That sure is a little beauty! Smile

Thanks Emanuel, it sure is little.

Dimensions of the brush are:

Loft height: 33mm
Loft diameter: 10mm
Handle height: 20mm
Handle diameter: 15mm

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 04-10-2013, 02:55 AM
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  • ben74
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(04-10-2013, 02:35 AM)Arash Wrote: Thats one good looking lil fella' you have there!

Enjoy!


Cool

Thank-you Arash.

Here are some bloom shots...

   

   

   

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 04-10-2013, 03:14 AM
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I was about to ask you for these....Biggrin

Very nice!


Thumbup

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 04-10-2013, 03:51 AM
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What an awesome little brush!

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 04-10-2013, 04:06 AM
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  • Johnny
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I believe that's a lot smaller than we all expected. So glad you got this one as it goes well with your collection.

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 04-10-2013, 04:15 AM
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Cool little luxurious brush, can't believe this one could be hold in a man's hand. I'm sure if fits in a traveling bag of any size. Very nice.

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 04-10-2013, 06:13 AM
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  • Shaun
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Perhaps it should affectionately be called "La Petite Grenouille"

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 04-10-2013, 08:56 AM
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That's a beautiful brush Ben, especially the dappled brown handle.

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 04-10-2013, 09:43 AM
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That's real tiny. A mini me...muuh ha ah ha haaa.....

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T

(04-10-2013, 02:08 AM)MikekiM Wrote: Ben, what lens are you using.. Bokeh is nice and creamy.

Not to be a mr knowitall but there is no bokeh in any of the pics. You may be mistaking or confusing the depth of field, that blurriness use see, for bokeh.

Here's a pic that shows both a nice depth of field and bokeh to the right of the ferns.
   

Sorry if I upset you in any way. It is a pet peeve of mine and when i see someone mentioning bokeh in a photo when there is none I have to point it out. It's almost an obsession like the acquisition disorder I have for shaving tools and products...lol...It's really sad...lol.

Somehow and somewhere people have learned from and most probably by a famous photographer who mistakenly said bokeh when talking about a pic.

Once again sorry if you feel diss'd. That is the furthest from the point I want to make.

Fab

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 04-10-2013, 01:56 PM
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How do you hold something that small?

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 04-10-2013, 02:59 PM
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  • RobE
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It's lilliputian, but very nice! Smile Love the finish. The knot just flows out of it.

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 04-10-2013, 03:09 PM
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Nice! I have a similar brush, but I don't find it particularly easy or pleasant to use.

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 04-10-2013, 06:38 PM
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  • ben74
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I was impressed with its ability to be functional.

I hold it between thumb and index finger and easily generate lather for 1 to 2 passes. The knot has good backbone (more than most of my other Plissons brushes) and the same superb flow through. The tips are soft, but there is some sensation (which I like). The knot has bloomed more than expected and provides ample "presence" on my face.

I find it neither unpleasant or difficult to use, in fact quite the opposite! I couldn't imagine bowl lathering however. This is strictly for face lathering IMO (which again, is my preference).

Just like some of the larger brushes in my collection, I refute comments that suggest they are unusable. Part of the allure of collecting shaving brushes (for me) is their aesthetic AND functional qualities.

However, as with EVERYTHING opinions and tastes vary.

In short (pun intended) this little brush holds BIG appeal for me!

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 04-10-2013, 06:41 PM
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Very nice! That puts a whole new meaning to micromanaging your lather! Biggrin

Enjoy!

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 04-10-2013, 06:46 PM
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  • ben74
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And a little off topic...

According to the Nikon website...

Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke (ボケ), which means "blur" or "haze", or boke-aji, the "blur quality." Bokeh is pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay.

Visit any photography website or forum and you’ll find plenty of folks debating the pleasing bokeh that their favorite fast lenses allow. Adjectives that describe bokeh include: smooth, incredible, superb, good, beautiful, sweet, silky, and excellent… but what exactly is it?

Bokeh is defined as “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.” Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.

Although bokeh is actually a characteristic of a photograph, the lens used determines the shape and size of the visible bokeh. Usually seen more in highlights, bokeh is affected by the shape of the diaphragm blades (the aperture) of the lens. A lens with more circular shaped blades will have rounder, softer orbs of out-of-focus highlights, whereas a lens with an aperture that is more hexagonal in shape will reflect that shape in the highlights.


For further information, see here...

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