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    Quick Bokeh comparison

    Just a very fast bokeh comparison between the 24mm f/1.4 MkII, 50mm f/1.2, 85mm f/1.2 MkI, 135mm f/2, and just for fun then 17mm f/4 TS-E. Oh and everything is wide open.
    not sure if it any help for anyone but here it is anyway

    24mm f/1.4



    50mm f/1.2



    85mm f/1.2



    135mm f/2



    and just for fun... kinda ugly bokeh actually...
    17mm f/4 TS-E

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    So James, which do you prefer?

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    I guess i've seen the bigger picture and it's hard for you because you have not....
    So I'd say the 135 would be my pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Axford View Post
    I guess i've seen the bigger picture and it's hard for you because you have not....
    So I'd say the 135 would be my pick.
    Yeh, it looks good James.

    How then does this comparison/test inform your equipment selection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath View Post
    Yeh, it looks good James.

    How then does this comparison/test inform your equipment selection?
    I guess i'd love to use the 135mm more than i do now. but it's just too long for most of the things i take around Melbourne. I use the 135mm as 1 of my 3 travel lenses, and it's probably my most used lens then.

    in the end it informs me that the 17mm's bokeh is rubbish lol

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    Definitely the 135mm, although the 85mm is not far off.
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    I quite like the 17mm, seems more "real" to me.

    I wonder though, is "Bokeh" rendition a valid criteria for choosing which lens to use in a particular shooting situation?

    I'd have thought angle of view, perspective and suitability for the job at hand would be more important considerations.

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    Bokeh is not the most important choice for all photos.
    but sometimes if your after a particular photo sometimes it helps having the right bekeh.
    it's good taking everything into consideration.

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    if you do this test again, with a different background or one a bit further away, you will get a very different result........

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    I like the 85.

    Couldnt really expect much different form the tilt shift, at 17mm and f4, comparing it to the mid teles and super wide apertures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pix View Post
    if you do this test again, with a different background or one a bit further away, you will get a very different result........
    yeah it was just a muck around test really... i'm sure there would be a different result.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    I like the 85.

    Couldnt really expect much different form the tilt shift, at 17mm and f4, comparing it to the mid teles and super wide apertures.
    yeah the 17mm really doesn't compare, was just for fun.

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    Both the 85mm and 135mm look great. So creamy dreamy.
    Thanks for the quick comparison.
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    I like the smoothness of the 50mm f1.2 personally. It really makes the background smooth and disappear.

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    Interesting how the 135 picked up the spider wed on the right and the others didn't.

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    Oooppsss, you can see it in the 24 too

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    The 50L and 85L work best for me.
    I suppose these were taken at mfds. Getting further away from mfd you will see the 85L come into is own league...
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    That's very interesting all the same. Thanks for sharing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by trublubiker View Post
    Interesting how the 135 picked up the spider wed on the right and the others didn't.

    Cheers

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    should have really fucused all the shots on the spider web, would have been a touch more fair. i'll do it again when i'm in the mood

    Quote Originally Posted by R1titan View Post
    The 50L and 85L work best for me.
    I suppose these were taken at mfds. Getting further away from mfd you will see the 85L come into is own league...
    true true, i'd need the 200 f/2 to give then 85L a run for it's money

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    That's very interesting all the same. Thanks for sharing..
    no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by swifty View Post
    Both the 85mm and 135mm look great. So creamy dreamy.
    Thanks for the quick comparison.
    the 50 is up there also... very hard to compare with my test lol

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