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07-10-2008, 05:55 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
The Sigma 105 Macro is without a doubt a great lens for this thread as so clearly shown above, as is the FA50mm/1.4

I'll offer one that might not come to mind at first glance.
The Sigma EX 70-200 f2.8 (non macro). There is not much about this lens that it can't do well.
I am impatiently waiting for the release of the new model.

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Simon, those are beautiful - he'll be wanting the lens back now. Could make a nice profit there ;-)
Hee hee ... there is NOOOO WAY I am parting with this lens ... never.

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So a picture or two doesn't tell the story, almost any lens can make a beautiful shot, but what lens do you rely on as your go to bokeh choice and why?
Can't say i have deliberately gone out to deliberately shoot for bokeh ... then again ... I probably do but don't realise I am doing it though.

Lenses I use for these effects though are Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 (as seen above) ... Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 ... and my trusty FA50 f/1.4.

Thos 3 or pretty much the lens I'll use for this sort of shooting I guess.
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Voigtlander 125mm macro has an interesting soft bokeh. We all know it.



A little dreamy and soft.
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Voigtlander 125mm macro has probably one of the best bokeh around. The softness and the diffusion of bokeh edges are just simply wonderful.



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Voigtlander 125mm macro has probably one of the best bokeh around. The softness and the diffusion of bokeh edges are just simply wonderful.

I am familiar with this photograph. Superb work as usual, James.
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Tair 133mm f/2.8

Is my king-of-bokeh:


at f/4 at 2m


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My DA* 50-135mm does alright in the Bokeh department

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Kinda creamy I feel. (F2.8)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Chip Quote
Is my king-of-bokeh:


at f/4 at 2m


Well. I would say your pict has not shown that much of bokeh. Not to mention king of bokeh. That refers to this image only. In another setting or lighting situation, it may be different.
But I have to agree that the subject does pop out. That is outstanding in a diff way.

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I have to say, I love this shot.
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I thought I'd show an example of the dramatic difference a lens can make to a similar subject and how the potential for bokeh can make all the difference to lens selection.

Of course, the focal range alters how we interact with the subject and its background but the optical formula imposes its say on how the subject and background are related. These can be very, very different but pleasing in their own way, thats the subjective part, but the differences are noteable -

Voigtlander 125mm Lanthar @ f2.8


Zeiss T*25mm Distagon @ f2.8


VL is smooth, yet sharp and defined. I'd call it articulated cream, heh. The Distagon has a lively (but not distracting) organic quality to it. Wide open and so close to the subject, the Distagon has a narrow depth of field which makes it highly selective. The VL holds sharpness to the bitter end and is hard to force chaos into its vibrant but gentle rendering. Very different looks, but I like both.
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Kelly, what the heck is that? Looks like you're taking pictures of "Who-ville".

Both those lenses blow me away. Nothing quite like them, it seems...

Curious, do you have any Super Taks? A few of those can do some wacky/beautiful
stuff with bokeh.
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All very nice bokeh shots here. Congratulations to everyone.

Voigtlander 125 + 1.7x AF converter




But the DA*200 does also feature a pretty nice bokeh:
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Kelly, what the heck is that? Looks like you're taking pictures of "Who-ville".

Both those lenses blow me away. Nothing quite like them, it seems...

Curious, do you have any Super Taks? A few of those can do some wacky/beautiful
stuff with bokeh.
Hi J. They certainly are different enough to entertain - I've found my happy place for the T*25. Its now officially my widest lens and will probably remain so unless something even more peculiar comes along below that.

Not quite whoville, but thats the best description I've heard so far, hehehe. There was an interesting waterfall near Mt Sarrail here in Alberta that flowed shallow over a wide area with lots of mossy growths in the step like rocks. I could literally walk over the waterfall onto these flat areas to shoot shome weird things at weird angles. The first day I had only my cam and T*, but I came back the next day with my bag and shot some 125 and 58 too. It'll take me weeks to get through this batch of shots, heh.

One of my first lenses was a 50/4 (the 1:2 version) and its sharp as a tak (bwahaa). My Dad wanted it back though . My sisters husband gave her his dads old 50/1.4 though and I've asked to borrow it this weekend when I see them. I'll give it a try There were several versions, I'm pretty sure this was one of the metal focus ring ones, those feel great.

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Voigtlander 125 + 1.7x AF converter
I really like this one, I like the foreground and background mixed bokeh, really interesting to look at. I've never used a TC on the VL.
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I found this bokeh fairly interesting... fa 50mm 2.8 macro


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