Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] Better bokeh?
From: digiratidoc at (James Laird)
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:20:41 -0500
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I guess I'm a little confused about the term 'bokeh'. According the
Wikipedia's definition of the term:

"Although difficult to quantify, some lenses enhance overall image
quality by producing more subjectively pleasing out-of-focus areas.
Good bokeh is especially important for large-aperture lenses, macro
lenses, and long telephoto lenses because they are typically used with
a shallow depth of field."

so I'm confused;)


On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 11:43 AM,  <grduprey at> wrote:
> James,
> Bokeh and Macro just don't mix, Period. ?At macro ranges, bokeh just does 
> not exist. ?We are talking 1 inch MAXIMUM dof. ?For normal and macro 
> shooting, I use the 60/2.8R Macro Elmarit lens and it works just fine.
> Cheers,
> Gene ?-------------- Original message from James Laird <digiratidoc at 
>>: --------------
>> Which R lens in the 'standard' range (50-60mm) has the best bokeh?
>> I've found an interest in the macro world and shoot a lot with my old
>> trusty Canon 50 1.8 with a Kenko 12mm extension tube resulting in
>> shots like
>> I'm interested in trying out an R lens due to Leicas legendary bokeh.
>> Which one is the 'best', if there is such a thing?
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