Lens Comparison 50mm - Sharpness & Bokeh (4 lenses)

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Lens Comparison 50mm - Sharpness & Bokeh (4 lenses)
Dec 9, 2012

got bored today and decided to compare some lenses in terms of sharpness & bokeh.

Olympus Zuiko 50 f1.8    
Jupiter-8 50 f2 (M39 LTM)    
Sony Kit 1855    
Sigma 50-200 HSM OS

All images taken at ISO200, manual focus on 5N. I compensated exposure very slightly on Sigma, as i lost daylight during test.

Zuiko 50 f1.8        Jupiter-8 50 f2        Sony Kit 1855         Sigma 50-200 HSM OS

BOKEH

SHARPNESS (100% crops)

Thoughts:

- f2 Zuiko & Jupiter bokeh looks surprisingly similar
- f4 Jupiter's 10 blades seem to produce some more & softer bokeh
- f16 Sony seems to produce least blurry far focus
- Jupiter seems a touch clearer than Zuiko up until 5.6, then it's even
- Jupiter has slight yellow tint
- Zuiko seems to produce a lighter image, Sigma a darker image under same conditions. Yes, that was the order i shot in, but Jupiter is darker already, only 5min later.

sel5018 would have been interesting to see, but i never picked one up. and now i m holding out for sel3518.

Cheerio,
Sebastian

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