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07-24-2009, 06:26 PM   #151
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QuoteOriginally posted by TKH Quote
DA*55 at f1.4

Loving the rendering of this DA 55*.....this might be my next purchase.

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The Kookaburra was shot with a Sigma 70-300 on an istDS
07-26-2009, 03:19 PM   #153
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Both Da200mm at F4 The bokeh maintain to be blurry enough from F2.8 to F5.6 at least

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MC HELIOS-44K4 58mm 1:2

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10-13-2009, 10:00 PM   #155
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Can't let this thread die on the vine so easily! Absolutely incredible samples of tasty bokeh!

FA* 85mm, test shots

10-14-2009, 05:12 AM   #156
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Camera: Pentax K20D
Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 135 mm
ISO Speed: 1000
Exposure Bias: +0.3 EV

Camera: Pentax K20D
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 135 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -0.7 EV
10-15-2009, 02:44 PM   #157
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Interesting thread and nice images.

Some shots from two of my new favourites, Helios 44-2 58mm f2 and Meyer Trioplan 50mm f2.9. Both are sharp and capable of very nice and/or weird bokeh. Apart from that the Meyer is such a cool little silver lens.

Meyer trioplan 50mm f2.9



Helios-44-2 58mm f2
All @ f2

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Legay before, we'll never let this thread die :-) Your #2 is my fave.

Johan, last one with the dog is really well balanced imo.

M42 Enna Ennalyt 1.9/50 Sockel lens on K100D, f/2.8 maybe

Same lens and camera, f/something (sorry) Gotta like them old lenses, another full metal handcrafted zebra :-)

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how; a bokeh topic :-)))

got some interessant pictures to show:

Distagon 35 f/1.4 ("rollei to K")

F* 300 f/4.5

K 50 f/1.2

Leitz 180 f2.8

Helios 85 f/1.5

A 50 f/1.7

Fa* 28-70 f/2.8 at 70mm

Fa 77 f/1.8

Fa 43 f/1.9
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Zeiss ZK 85 f/1.4

A 50 f/1.7
10-18-2009, 11:56 AM   #161
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I find that this Auto Takumar 55mm f/2.2 lens has pretty smooth and diffuse bokeh, with moderate brightlining on OOF highlight discs. The in-focus areas are quite sharp and resolution is pretty good, but not up to the later Super Takumar 55mm f/1.8.

Some samples (all wide-open):

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fourmiX, you have a very nice/interesting collection there. I have wondered about the Distagon 35 before. Glad you posted although it doesn't help the LBA any and I will file the info for later use.

fixinater, love the color of the last one. Don't have the super tak but I do have the k 55 1.8 although it doesn't get used as much as it should.

piRaTe, good to see the thread lives on.
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Fixcinater, that f/2.2 version is special imo. I should try my SMC 1.8/55 to stop down to f/2.2 and see if it looks anywhere near as good as yours.
I would expect it not to, though, cause as you said the resolution of the newer lens might be better and that can't just go without harsher bokeh imo.

M42 Industar 61LZ MC 2.8/50 on K100D. Maybe f/5.6 Mid f-stops form a star-shape and make special bokeh :-)

Cheers, Georg (the other)

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Voigtlander 180mm / 4 SL

Here one moment...

Gone the next

love the rendering from the vt 180mm/4 SL
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Hoya HMC 80-205mm f3.9, shot at 205mm f3.9 on my *istD. I am really loving this cheap zoom, especially its color rendition and smooth bokeh.


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