Question: Bad Bokeh / Good Bokeh

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Simon Devlin
Simon Devlin Senior Member • Posts: 1,400
Re: Question: Bad Bokeh / Good Bokeh

Simon Devlin wrote:

Good or bad depends upon your opinion.

I don't find the bokeh is bad although I think it is distracting and not to my personal taste.

What lens did you use?

I recently got a bargain basement Helios 58mm F/2 and while the bokeh can be very pronounced depending on aperture setting I (and many others) think it is very distinctive and characteristic.

If you aren't happy with this lens for flower photography try another one.

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Here is the bokeh from the Helios 44-2 58mm F2, I'm looking forward to a lot of flower photo-shoots when the flowers eventually arrive. You can get these for around £15 or £25, they are M42 screw fit so you need an adapter and no auto-focus etc.There are many good example photographs on the internet.

Pentax K-30 Helios 44-2 58mm F/2 @ F4 or F5.6 I can't remember exactly!

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