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Aug 03, 2013 09:57 |  #1

Just like the title states, which lens produces the best BOKEH for the buck? At first, I was just going to leave it at that, but then I figured the question was far too vague. Lets hear your opinions. Which lens produces the best bokeh under $500, $1000, $2500?


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Aug 03, 2013 10:02 |  #2

EF 85mm F/1.8




  
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Aug 03, 2013 10:09 |  #3

Don't know about all the different manual focus lens but like above I would say the Canon 85 f/1.8.


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Aug 03, 2013 10:33 |  #4

I'm gonna agree with the Canon 85mm f/1.8 for under $500 and go with the 135L for under $1000.


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Aug 03, 2013 12:26 |  #5

Aressem wrote in post #16177736 (external link)
Just like the title states, which lens produces the best BOKEH for the buck? At first, I was just going to leave it at that, but then I figured the question was far too vague. Lets hear your opinions. Which lens produces the best bokeh under $500, $1000, $2500?

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Aug 03, 2013 13:38 as a reply to  @ leo11877's post |  #6

Agree with the poster above. The 135L is the best bokeh for the price in the Canon lineup.


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Aug 03, 2013 14:05 |  #7

Can you guys actually read the OP please?! If we were talking about best bokeh for the buck, period, nifty would be the clear winner, hands down. I want to know what produces the best bokeh under $500, $1000 and $2500 retail.


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Aug 03, 2013 15:05 |  #8

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Aug 03, 2013 15:19 |  #9

Under $2,500 135L, by far


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Aug 03, 2013 17:03 |  #10

All right then, please state whether or not to include both, manual and auto focusing lens, or just one type of focusing lens? And the nifty wouldn't win hands down btw, on quality of bokeh in the under $500 category. It would still be the Canon 85 f/1.8 lens.


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Aug 03, 2013 22:07 |  #11

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All right then, please state whether or not to include both, manual and auto focusing lens, or just one type of focusing lens? And the nifty wouldn't win hands down btw, on quality of bokeh in the under $500 category. It would still be the Canon 85 f/1.8 lens.

Whether or not a lens has AF is totally irrelevant to it's DOF / bokeh.


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Aug 04, 2013 00:44 |  #12

All these "bokeh" threads crack me up... Bokeh is completely subjective. What some people find appealing, others might not.

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Aug 04, 2013 03:50 |  #13

EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
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Aug 04, 2013 05:02 |  #14

Samyang 85mm/1.4. Beats Canon 85/1.8 in IQ and Bokeh and is also cheaper ;)


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