Well, I think the rings aren't that prominent. Still, I think bokeh with bigger circles look good.
I think with tele lenses, bokeh diameter gets bigger.
Yup, I'm thinking of 55-200mm as it's cheap with good range but some of my friends (who're quite pro I assume) said it's a crappy lens. Asked me to go for the 70-200mm f/2.8 instead. With money, everything is possible.
you can't beat the MC Rokkor 58/1.2
5D2|24-105|70-200|100-400|190CXPRO3|488RC2|ZE21/2.8|Rokkor58/1.2|CZ35-70/3.4|lots of M42
EF 135 f/2
How about the Nikkor 135mm f/2 DC? Same as 105mm DC as well. Heard it's the best for bokeh.
saw alot of example of Voigtlander SL 125mm f/2.5 APO-Lanthar have very smooth bokeh...
Agree with what some others have said in the post - different focal length lenses have dissimilar looking bokeh. For instance a 50mm f/1.4 bokeh would look quite different compared to that of a 600mm f/4. A lens' bokeh depends varyingly on focal length, max aperture, lens design/construction, no. of aperture blades, type of glass element used etc. I think a lot has to do with personal choice of lens. However large aperture "portrait" lens from 50mm to 200mm and fast telephotos primes from 300mm up would tend to produce smoother and better looking bokeh.
My personal pick for best bokeh? Probably the Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS.
Some people get very aggressive about bokeh...
Most importantly, bokeh should enhance a pic.
What makes it unique is the technology.
Last edited by Galdor; 6th February 2009 at 05:59 PM.
Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony
Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.