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What's the best BOKEH for the buck?

 
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Aug 23, 2013 05:27 |  #91

helios 44 is tough to beat...




  
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Aug 23, 2013 06:54 as a reply to  @ post 16191987 |  #92

I am going to go with the Cyclop 85mm 1.5. If you click on the following link you will see how it compares to the MUCH more expensive Canon 85 1.2

http://johncarnessali.​com/camera-lens-tests/2439 (external link)

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Sep 08, 2013 16:52 |  #93

Moonpix wrote in post #16232874 (external link)
I am going to go with the Cyclop 85mm 1.5. If you click on the following link you will see how it compares to the MUCH more expensive Canon 85 1.2

http://johncarnessali.​com/camera-lens-tests/2439 (external link)

Here are a couple pictures. More at the link above.

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Strange comparison considering the example photos were shot at different exposures. Based on the examples, I like the look of the 85L more.


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Sep 08, 2013 17:38 |  #94

85mm F1.8, 100mm F2, Sigma 85mm F1.4, Canon 135mm F2L (assuming AF is needed)


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Sep 08, 2013 20:28 |  #95

You want Bokeh?? Try this for size:

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Sep 08, 2013 20:37 |  #96

I personally love the bokeh of my 50 1.8 when it's stopped down to about F4 or so it's nice and buttery. I've got a good copy that's very sharp at around 2.5 or so


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Sep 08, 2013 20:38 |  #97

ian_socool wrote in post #16280046 (external link)
You want Bokeh?? Try this for size:
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No offense, but the background is so far out of focus that almost any lens would perform as well in this picture.


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Sep 08, 2013 20:39 |  #98

The nifty!... Don't let the f8 fool you... I was playing with some old closeup lens/filter/things...

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Sep 08, 2013 20:42 |  #99

theextremist04 wrote in post #16280069 (external link)
No offense, but the background is so far out of focus that almost any lens would perform as well in this picture.

LOL. I know that. I have the same photo with the 17-70 @f8 which shows the trees better.


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Sep 08, 2013 21:13 |  #100

icacphotography wrote in post #16280068 (external link)
I personally love the bokeh of my 50 1.8 when it's stopped down to about F4 or so it's nice and buttery. I've got a good copy that's very sharp at around 2.5 or so

I sold my 50/1.8 because I didn't like the look of highlights when stopped down... I found the pentagons much more distracting than the other shapes I see with sometimes with lenses that have more aperture blades. Aside from that though, the 50/1.8 is definitely a nice lens, but I wouldn't say that it has "good" bokeh.


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Sep 09, 2013 00:31 |  #101

We are talking "bokeh for the buck", though. Since the 50mm f1.8 is like $100, the bokeh doesn't have to be that good to have a good ratio.

85L is awesome, so lets say it scores a 9/10 on the bokeh scale. But it costs $2000, so that's 2000:9.

Say the bokeh on the 50mm f1.8 is a 3. Well it only costs $100, so 100:3 is more bokeh for the buck than 2000:9.

I can't believe I wasted 3 minutes typing that up... :)


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Sep 09, 2013 01:02 |  #102

tkbslc wrote in post #16280576 (external link)
We are talking "bokeh for the buck", though. Since the 50mm f1.8 is like $100, the bokeh doesn't have to be that good to have a good ratio.

85L is awesome, so lets say it scores a 9/10 on the bokeh scale. But it costs $2000, so that's 2000:9.

Say the bokeh on the 50mm f1.8 is a 3. Well it only costs $100, so 100:3 is more bokeh for the buck than 2000:9.

I can't believe I wasted 3 minutes typing that up... :)

Well, the much loathed 18-55 kit lens actually has extremely good bokeh (technically its neutral), so that would be the best ratio.


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