Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] MF lenses and bokeh
From: Jeff S <>
Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2000 06:52:08 -0600
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I think Sharpo is a Mamiya product--the 75 and 150 Mamiya Six glass is
about as sharp as I've ever seen. Pretty bokeh? No I wouldn't say that.

The 50/4 and 80/2.8 Zeiss optics have pretty nice bokeh but they're not
as sharp as the Mamiya glass.

Of course having ugly bokeh does not prevent a person from getting
terrific results when shooting wide open, just that some extra care is
needed in choosing the background.

Doug Cooper wrote:
> >Here is what I use in MF because it is similar in format and handling to
> >a Leica---an old Fuji G-690 BL, with interchangable lenses.
> How is the bokeh on those Fuji lenses?  More generally:  which MF lenses
> have LUGgers discovered with good bokeh?
> I use the Fuji GA645Wi, and out-of-focus zones are rarely an issue
> (although from what little I've seen of it, bokeh seems okay).
> I lust after a Mamiya 6 or 7 -- the 7II in particular has a stellar
> rangefinder -- but I'm wondering if the lenses wouldn't
> disappoint me in that department.

- -- 

Jeff Segawa
Somewhere in Boulder, Colorado

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