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What's the best BOKEH for the buck?

 
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Aug 04, 2013 17:00 |  #31

Best bokeh under ( at ) $2500 ? Used 300 2.8L.

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Aug 04, 2013 22:33 as a reply to  @ post 16180024 |  #32

Pretty smooth bokeh

Guess which lens?

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Aug 05, 2013 01:09 |  #33

^ 70-200 4L vs 135L

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Aug 05, 2013 01:18 |  #34

What's the best bokeh for the buck? Well, the 400 f2.8 with the 1.4x created the best bokeh for this buck.
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Aug 05, 2013 01:29 |  #35

Mackeral wrote in post #16180024 (external link)
Minolta 58mm 1.2

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Raise you a mamiya 110mm f2.8.


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Aug 05, 2013 01:34 |  #36
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pyrojim wrote in post #16181944 (external link)
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Raise you a mamiya 110mm f2.8.

Never heard of it but looking at what it produces. **** yeah that's a nice lens.


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Aug 05, 2013 01:37 |  #37

These usually devolve into examples of the most blur, not the best looking bokeh. Besides, the easiest way to get "buttery" bokeh is just to blur more and/or control your background.


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Aug 05, 2013 03:16 |  #38

I love the Helios 44 58mm f/2. Great center sharpness even wide open and razor sharp by f/4, add the wonderful Zeiss swirly bokeh and I'm sold. For $25!




  
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Aug 05, 2013 06:03 as a reply to  @ hawkan's post |  #39

Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM - best Bokeh for the dollar, imo.

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Aug 05, 2013 06:04 |  #40

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Aug 05, 2013 06:52 |  #41

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Aug 05, 2013 09:47 |  #42

genjurok wrote in post #16180045 (external link)
Under $500, I'll vote for Sigma 50 , Canon 85 f/1.8 and Canon 100 f/2.

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Aug 05, 2013 11:31 as a reply to  @ titi_67207's post |  #43

Leica Summar 50mm…but then again, most people would probably not like the aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus rendering from this lens. Yet, as we all know, of course, bokeh is subjective, and there is no measurably objective "best."


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Aug 05, 2013 11:37 |  #44

85 1.8 - easy.


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Aug 05, 2013 11:59 |  #45

JeffreyG wrote in post #16180503 (external link)
For what it's worth, the moniker 'classic' was first applied to the 1D after the 1D Mark II was released. To me it's smart to have this type of naming since otherwise when someone says "I have a 5D" we are left wondering if they really meant the first 5D or if they just left off typing "5D Mark II" or "5D Mark III".

Exactly. All adding the "classic" to the 5D does is eliminate confusion. If you start a post about the "5D", one of the first replies will inevitably be asking if you really mean the 5D, or if you mean the 5DII or 5DIII. We all know it isn't officially called the "5D Classic", but it just helps everyone know exactly which camera you are talking about.




  
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