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The ultimate Bokeh thread; pics please
Old 11-26-2007   #1
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The ultimate Bokeh thread; pics please

Don't blame it on me, blame it on John, this thread was his idea

Quality of bokeh is clearly subjective - heck, even my perception has changed.
I used to search for "donuts" and "footballs" in the background of a shallow
DOF picture.

These days, I care less about that, and look at the 3d rendering that I feel
a lens provides.

So, please post example pictures, of what you think is good and bad bokeh,
which lens at which aperture you used, and why you like/dislike the lens'
OOF performance.

I'll start (the pic that triggered this):

Summicron-C 40/2 wide open at min. distance. This is the Wayfarer's
chappel in LA, architected by F.L. Wright Jr. Even though there are
slight donuts and double lines in the background, I like what I feel is
a superb 3D quality to the way the lens rendered this picture.

In my experience the 35/2 and 40/1.4 behave similarly. Or do they ?

More please. Thanks,


Last edited by ferider : 11-26-2007 at 10:30.
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