Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Which bokeh do you like better?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    296
    Post Thanks / Like

    Which bokeh do you like better?

    Just to have some fun, I won't say for now which 35mm lenses these were taken with. Both shot at f2. Which bokeh do you like better? Any guesses which lenses these were?

    Alan

  2. #2
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    Hi Alan:

    I like the first one for this particular image since it's smoother. However, I see the hint of under-corected coma (swirlies) in the second,which is an effect I really like when it's more prominent.

    As for which lenses they are, I really don't have a clue, but based on what I'm seeing I'll take a guess: First is a 35 Lux Asph, second is a 35 Version 4 Cron.

    Cheers,
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    296
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    I agree with you Jack. I also like the first one better. It is smoother. But the second one is sharper on the rose e.g. on the drops of dew. Difficult to see here but quite obvious in larger crops.

    I'll wait a day or two to let you know which lenses were used.

    Alan

  4. #4
    Sr. Administrator Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Los Altos, CA
    Posts
    10,486
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1031

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    I only responded as to bokeh, but should have explained I felt the second one is sharper and has better contrast too...

    Cheers,
    Jack
    home: www.getdpi.com

    "Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

  5. #5
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    carstenw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    2,530
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    My guess from what I am seeing in the colour is 35/2 IV, then 35/2 Asph.

    I forgot to say: I don't prefer the bo-ke in this image strongly one way or the other, but I much prefer the colours in the second image.
    Last edited by carstenw; 21st November 2007 at 15:14.
    Carsten - Website

  6. #6
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    Agree Lux first tan IV cron. No question on the cron. If i want that Luxlook I have it in the 50 and really my 28 cron is smooth as butter in the background
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  7. #7
    workingcamera
    Guest

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    I'm with the... Lux ASPH first ... Cron IV second, mob

    As far as bokeh is concerned my vote is with the second pic... just smoother.

    The first is "snappier" and the additional contrast helps bring out the foreground subject better.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    296
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    Quote Originally Posted by workingcamera View Post
    I'm with the... Lux ASPH first ... Cron IV second, mob

    As far as bokeh is concerned my vote is with the second pic... just smoother.

    The first is "snappier" and the additional contrast helps bring out the foreground subject better.
    Mmm ... did you have the first and second reversed?

    As for lenses, here is a hint - the reason I posted this thread was I was surprised at the smooth Lux like Bokeh in the first photo...

    Alan

  9. #9
    workingcamera
    Guest

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    Alan LOL yes (banging forehead head with fist imacon)

  10. #10
    Senior Subscriber Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    1,306
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better?

    My vote is for the second one. The first one is smoother, but the second is more visually interesting, at least to my taste.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    296
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Which bokeh do you like better? These are the lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    My vote is for the second one. The first one is smoother, but the second is more visually interesting, at least to my taste.
    The higher contrast makes the rose pop out more in the second photo. It should, its the Cron 35 asph.

    I really like the bokeh of a first one. Taken with a 1960 Cron 35 8-element with goggles. A lens I have not used for years ever since I retired the M3 in favor of a M6. I'd use it more often on the M8 but the goggles makes it too bulky.

    I've been going back to some of my older lenses on the M8. Some from the 60s really draw nicely.

    Alan

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •