Is the 12-40mm good enough to forego 12mm, 17mm, 25mm and 45mm primes?

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
zuikowesty
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Re: Some blur - closeup bokeh not great?
In reply to MatsP, 6 months ago

I notice in #2, and to some degree #4, the bokeh is not all that pleasing - very similar to the kit lens in similar conditions. I've always assumed the 12-40 would handle this better, but maybe it's just a limitation of the conditions - many outdoor closeups include OOF objects that are a bit too close and with hard edges (branches, sticks, etc), leading to harsh bokeh.

Are there any lenses that do a better job of this, maybe the 60 macro? The ZD 35 macro produces very nice bokeh but still struggles in the conditions.

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