Lens with the best bokeh


DaveN

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 16:38
Question: Which Pentax (or 3rd party) lens produces the best bokeh?

NB non macro lens
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Last Edited by DaveN on 12/09/2011 - 16:45

Anvh

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 16:46
Why are macro lenses excluded?

The Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 is high on my list.
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Opethian

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 16:47
I wouldn't have much experience on this, but the Samyang 85 1.4 I use produces some beautiful bokeh.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/vivitar_85_14/

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thoughton

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:27
WHat does 'best bokeh' mean?
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DaveN

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:34
creamy, smooth, non-distracting
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Algernon

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 17:44
There's a special Minolta/Sony 135mm that's worth
it's 1,000 price tag for the bokeh
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Opethian

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 18:11
Gareth, that second photo is beautiful! Talk about painting with light!

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Tamron 10-24 SP | Tamron 90 2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300 Macro
Samyang 85 1.4 ...and a few other manual lenses older than me.

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 18:26
Opethian wrote:
I wouldn't have much experience on this, but the Samyang 85 1.4 I use produces some beautiful bokeh.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/vivitar_85_14/

Niiice! Now I really want one.
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Algernon

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 18:31
The 55mm Tomioka f/1.2 produces a completely mad bokeh, probably due to them having to cut away part of the rear element to miss the M42 pin link

The 55mm f/1.4's are also very good.
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DaveN

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 18:40
I like the leaf one, the one with the Meyer Optik is too distracting
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dougf8

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 18:41
It's a matter of taste. My best one is the Nokton 58mm. It can be busy with linear patterns but point sources seem OK. I'm no bokeh connoisseur.



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robbieclark

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 19:16
I like my pentax M 50 1.4 and Pentacon 135 2.8 (the older version)

Opethian

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 19:36
Algernon wrote:
The 55mm Tomioka f/1.2 produces a completely mad bokeh

OMG. Didn't know such a lens existed! Saw that rear element, and that is kuh-razy! Must be a heavily sought after lens!

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Pentax K5 | Samsung N9005 | DA 18-55 WR | DA 35 2.4 | DA 50 1.8
Tamron 10-24 SP | Tamron 90 2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-300 Macro
Samyang 85 1.4 ...and a few other manual lenses older than me.

Anvh

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 19:55
That nobody has named the FA77 yet.
http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/fa77/Interesting
Stefan


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Zav

Link Posted 12/09/2011 - 20:03
Among the ones I know, the Voigtlander 125 is the best.
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