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

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Subject: [Leica] Better bokeh?
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:59:16 -0400

The difference between all the Summicrons is very small. ?The best bokeh 
will come from the Summilux. ?The usual rules apply, use the largest 
aperture you can and extend the near/far relationship as best you can.

As to best value, pick up a single cam Summicron and you might get a body 
for free. ?Any of the R fifties are outstanding so go for the 
cleanest/cheapest one that comes your way.

-- Sent from my Palm Pr?
grduprey at wrote:



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.


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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