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    What lens you own or think has the best bokeh? Any examples also?

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    Nikon AF-S Nikkor VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED! Absolutely wonderful. S$50 when 1/2 price promotion is applicable at CRC....

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    A sidenote, what kind of bokehs u like?

    Soft/prominent edges?

    Technically, good bokeh is defined to have soft edges. But some bokehs with prominent edges look good too

    Example,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/glensky...7603892836566/

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    Sony/Minolta 135mm STF. Also called the "cream machine".

    http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-a...135_28?start=2
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    Helios 40

    Either you love it or hate it!

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    M Rokkor 58
    Last edited by chalib; 6th February 2009 at 02:05 PM.

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    85 f1.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    What lens you own or think has the best bokeh? Any examples also?
    Different camp will have a couple of great lenses which can produce great bokeh, it depends on which camp you are referring to.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Default Re: Which lens you think (or own) has best bokeh?

    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    A sidenote, what kind of bokehs u like?

    Soft/prominent edges?

    Technically, good bokeh is defined to have soft edges. But some bokehs with prominent edges look good too

    Example,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/glensky...7603892836566/
    that is from a mirror lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Different camp will have a couple of great lenses which can produce great bokeh, it depends on which camp you are referring to.
    I'm leaning towards Nikon, but I'm okay with other camps too. Just wanna find out more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    that is from a mirror lens
    How do you tell if it's from a mirror lens? Any ways to tell? I haven't use nor seen a mirror lens before.
    Last edited by happyfrog; 6th February 2009 at 09:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    How do you tell if it's from a mirror lens? Any ways to tell? I haven't use nor seen a mirror lens before.
    only the mirror lens has ring bokeh

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    Definitely the Minolta/Sony 135 STF. Give it a research and find out why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    How do you tell if it's from a mirror lens? Any ways to tell? I haven't use nor seen a mirror lens before.
    That bokeh in the linked picture is usually referred to as ring bokeh caused by mirror lenses. It's also usually considered some of the worst bokeh possible.
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    IMHO any lens with an f stop lower than 2.8 or any mid telephoto or telephoto lens can create beautiful bokeh.



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    Yup, I guess the ring bokeh really caught my eye. I am not sure but what I think makes a good bokeh is that it's soft enough to provide attention to the subject, and doesn't distract attention from the subject like the ring bokeh does. But looking at the circles with no considerations for the subject in mind, I find the rings quite nice to look at, compared to a soft edged bokeh.

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    Another question, which will have better bokeh? Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8? Anybody has both lenses? Can make comparisons?

    And another question too,... which will produce better bokeh, short range with low f-stops? Or telephoto with high f-stops?
    Last edited by happyfrog; 6th February 2009 at 10:21 AM.

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    KM/Sony STF

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    Canon EF 50mm f1.4


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    Default Re: Which lens you think (or own) has best bokeh?

    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    Another question, which will have better bokeh? Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8? Anybody has both lenses? Can make comparisons?
    Go read the reviews. There's a good example on photozone.de

    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    And another question too,... which will produce better bokeh, short range with low f-stops? Or telephoto with high f-stops?
    Depends on lens construction.
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