becuase I am using what the filter does best that the cam blur filter does not
for one- invert the mapped mask
use a gardient b&w map to show distance blur - whilte is less bur - black is full bur
the new cam lens effects dies NOT do the same thing NORT hav the same features
besides why would you reply to a QUESTION with a QUESTION? that NOT very helpful?
so at this point why LENS BLUR question is still valid
Lens blur is not included in 5.5 as a selectable option.
However, you can add lens blur to a layer in CS5, then open or import the project in CS5.5. The filter will show up and you can copy and paste it to another layer. It's kind of a wonky workaround, but it will work.
I'd love to see a project where the new filter won't do what the old one did. Blur map is the new Depth Map. If you have an example, even WO footage I'd love to take a look at it.
As the others said, the Camera Lens Blur in CS 5.5 works just the same, only the resulting look may be different due to how it uses a different blur algorithm....