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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aidaho wrote:
Sciolist wrote:
^^ Nice. Do I see slight swirl in Pic 1? Or am I just seeing things? And a nice transition in Pic 3.

Yes, there is a hint of a swirl, it's just tends to be not very prominent on a slow aps-c lens.




That'll be helpful when you want some swirl, but don't want it to detract from the main subject.


PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blazer0ne wrote:
Sciolist wrote:
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You'll have to give me more of hint than an emoji, Blazer0ne.


PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Visionar 92mm f1.6
Mixed artificial lighting. WB set to incandescent/tungsten.


PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 MM wide open on a SONY A7 III:



PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 small


PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bit of an experiment involving a Flektogon 35/2.8



PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Sun zoom 38-90mm 3.5


PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm F1.7 Reply with quote

I found Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm F1.7 to be outstanding in the bokeh department.

















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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject: Minolta MD 50mm F2 Reply with quote

Minolta MD 50mm F2 is quite busy, but it's nervousness is not always unpleasant.









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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:27 am    Post subject: Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4 Reply with quote

I found Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm F1.4 to be a quite disappointing lens, not living up to it's reputation on all metrics, including bokeh.
I believe people confound the quantity of bokeh with it's quality. Sure, there is a lot of the former thanks to WOW ~42, but the quality is meh and you have to work for it.











PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Minolta 55 1.7 is outstanding in the forest ....
This is the Septon dkl

And this one is the same Rokkor 55 1.7


PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chiyoko P-Rokkor 75mm f2.5












As you can see it is not perfectly centered, which might lead to its in focus ghosting (not shown). Even though the lens is a simple formula, the spacer assembly makes this task tiresome.


PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P-Rokkor 75mm f2.5 V2




PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Helios 44-2 Reply with quote

Helios 44-2



PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 38mm F1.8 Reply with quote

Half-frame Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 38mm F1.8 on FF Sony A7R.







last one is F2.8


PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EL-NIKKOR 75mm f4

Today, A7R, f8

#1


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Minolta MD 50mm F1.4 (MD-III) Reply with quote

Minolta MD 50mm F1.4 (MD-III) has a reputation of having a significantly nicer bokeh than competing 50/1.4 of the era.

F1.4


F2


I found this claim to be only partially true. Minolta shows advantage in the rendering of strong OOF highlights, but once they are gone or subdued, said advantage is on it's way out.




I've shot same calmly lit scene with MD-III and FDn 50/1.4, forgot about it for a few days, and afterwards I couldn't tell which is which.
In this unexpectedly blind test pictures were pretty much completely identical.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Olympus Zuiko MC AUTO-T 135mm F2.8 Reply with quote

Olympus Zuiko MC AUTO-T 135mm F2.8 offers one of the best pictures I've seen in any lens.
It has very nervous and very wide transition area, but once you are aware and avoid putting stuff there, all what's left is top-notch front and back bokeh.







This lens makes me regret my lack of love to 135mm focal length.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something a bit hexagonal..



PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:51 pm    Post subject: Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 38mm F1.8 Reply with quote

Half-frame Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 38mm F1.8 on APS-C Sony NEX-3N







PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Topcor 58 1.4 bad flares for a poor coating lens [/img]


PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Canon FDn 24/2.8 Reply with quote

Not a usual contestant: Canon FDn 24/2.8
No one should judge wide angle on bokeh, but TBH 24/2.8 is a poor performer.
If you work for it, you can squeeze an okay defocused background, but generally it's pretty bad.



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Rathenower Optische Werke DDR Visionar 77mm f1.6 APS-C


PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sony a7 with trioplan 2,9/50

DSC00288 by Mr TTT, on Flickr