PL25 and bokeh

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PL25 and bokeh
Jun 3, 2012

" Just don't buy it for its bokeh " - thus spake Anders W on the PL25.

I was able to get this:

which is an entirely out of focus area on the edge of a shot, used here to show how the lens renders difficult OOF elements wide open.

However, this is also possible:

The second shot also demonstrates that at somewhat close focusing distances, where one would probably use it for portrait work, the lens is reasonably flat field.

My hypothesis/contention is that bokeh is more of a scene and therefore photographer problem rather than a lens problem. if you included difficult stuff in your scene, you should not complain that the lens let you down. The first example would probably be difficult for any lens and the second, probably quite easy for any lens - I have not tried the same scenes with other lenses so this is pure conjecture

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