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Apr 24, 2005 21:07 |  #1
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What the heck?? Does anyone have any example of a 50mm 1.4 lens wide open? I heard that has better brokeh

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Apr 24, 2005 21:30 |  #2

50/1.4@1.4. Sort of short notice and it's dark outside, but this is 3ft from subject and subject is about five feet from the TV. :D

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Apr 24, 2005 21:36 |  #3

You're right, that is pretty ugly. Try searching by lens type on pbase.com


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Apr 24, 2005 22:08 |  #4

Must be due to the light coming thru the tree. I had great results with my 1.8


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Apr 24, 2005 23:10 as a reply to Dante King's post |  #5
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Or does the bokeh progressively get worse of objects further from the lens? those trees were perhaps 10-12 feet away from the camera lens.


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Apr 24, 2005 23:14 |  #6

We don't know what aperture you were shooting.. with the sun in the image I would asume you were stopped down a bit.. which would totally change the bokeh..

Also,. you may not have enough distance to the trees relative to your distance from the focus subject. ie: that your too far from the railing (the focus subject) ... try doing it where you are closer to the railing... and/or make sure you are shooting at f/1.8


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Apr 24, 2005 23:15 as a reply to booggerg's post |  #7

booggerg wrote:
Or does the bokeh progressively get worse of objects further from the lens? those trees were perhaps 10-12 feet away from the camera lens.


The further you are from subject focus,. the larger the depth of feild.. so yes in a sense,. this could have something to do with it.


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Apr 24, 2005 23:34 |  #8
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it's not as smooth indeed, due to the 5 blade diaphragm... you can do *a lot* better than that though (as far as bokeh).... that looks pretty ugly




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Apr 24, 2005 23:55 as a reply to post 514540 |  #9

The 50mm f/1.8 sometimes does produce some pretty ugly bokeh - here's a picture shot at 1.8 :

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Apr 25, 2005 03:23 |  #10

You are right, the 50/1.4 is generally known to produce better bokeh.

Still, I think the main problem with your pictures is the harsh lighting conditions (light coming through tree). I've seen pictures from other lenses like this where I did not like the (otherwise nice) bokeh.

Y'know, when you think you know it all, there's another thing left to consider :lol:

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Apr 25, 2005 06:36 |  #11

Blame it on the blades...........less blades = less rounded bokeh leading to the choppiness you see on your image.............I don't know how much better the f1.4 version would do though......but probably a tad better.

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Apr 25, 2005 06:43 |  #12

Was this shot with the 1.8 or the 1.4 - title of the post and body of the post are not in agreement there.....??




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Apr 25, 2005 06:53 |  #13

Take a look hereexternal link for examples of the bokeh of the 2 lenses.

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Apr 25, 2005 07:18 as a reply to Andy_T's post |  #14
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My original image was shot at 1.8. .I wouldn't put up a picture of any other aperature..


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Apr 25, 2005 10:21 |  #15

heh.. this is at f3.2, or 3.5 I forgot the Av already.

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