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02-05-2019, 08:04 AM   #1
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Bokeh of DA 70 limited HD

Can you guys help me see how does the bokeh oof renderings of the HD version of the DA 70? I would like to compare it with the DFA 100 Macro WR. Thank you.

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Have you looked at the PF review of the HD DA70 ? Plenty of pictures there...
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If you can give me a better idea of what you want for comparison sake, I own both lenses and could take a few sample shots. Do you want some wide open (I assume) and do you want portrait type shots or flowers or ? I like both.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
Can you guys help me see how does the bokeh oof renderings of the HD version of the DA 70? I would like to compare it with the DFA 100 Macro WR. Thank you.
I have the SMC version of the DA 70, but bokeh is identical. It is very smooth.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
Can you guys help me see how does the bokeh oof renderings of the HD version of the DA 70? I would like to compare it with the DFA 100 Macro WR. Thank you.
I really should use this lens more than I do, here are a couple of HD pictures that may help.
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02-05-2019, 03:52 PM - 1 Like   #7
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HD DA 70 at f/2.8
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/photo-football-fan-54756/&u=74929

At f/2.4 with a little flash and a dark room.
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If you can give me a better idea of what you want for comparison sake, I own both lenses and could take a few sample shots. Do you want some wide open (I assume) and do you want portrait type shots or flowers or ? I like both.
I used to own the SMC version, I really liked it, but somehow I am intrigued with the HD version. Yes I want to shoot it at max aperture for portraits and general shooting.

Re DFA 100 WR, yeah, I like its OOF rendering and bokeh balls.

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The SMC version of this lens is simply fantastic - I say it from personal experience.
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Before I led my daughter down the aisle last April. SMC version, but it doesn't made any difference.

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In principle they should be similar, and identical wide open. The only thing that should make a difference are the rounded aperture leaves of the HD version, though in practice I would be very surprised if it's possible to see the difference in the vast majority of cases.

I have the SMC version and it's an excellent lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
In principle they should be similar, and identical wide open. The only thing that should make a difference are the rounded aperture leaves of the HD version, though in practice I would be very surprised if it's possible to see the difference in the vast majority of cases.

I have the SMC version and it's an excellent lens.
Agreed, and those would only make a small difference when stopped down (in the shape and quality of the bokeh) but wide open shouldn't change at all.
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