Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/08/20

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Subject: [Leica] Bokeh and Lenses
From: john at (John McMaster)
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:48:49 +0000
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I think he has pulled the site (as part of an overhaul) where he said that 
the 'king of bokeh' was wrong, he was shooting at mid-distance at f5.6 where 
most lenses look the same....



Mike Johnston (The Online Photographer) has written quite a bit about
bokeh.  He has a pdf in which he rates many lenses for their bokeh.

He also comments that bokeh gets more problematic:

the larger the aperture
the closer the focus
the more distant the background
the more contrasty the background

No wonder I had problems.  My 3 photos included all of the problematic

Guess I'll try again.   The Summicron does get a 10 in the lens ratings.


Tina Manley


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