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: Wow - these 28mm "close focus" Vivitars...

Ari Aikomus wrote:

Simon Devlin wrote:

Here is a test shot of some artificial flowers stuck in my gate. The reason I call it a test shot is because I acquired this M42 screw mount Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 lens as part of a dusty job lot.

Pentax K-30 Vivitar MC 28mm F2.8 Close Focus

I really like bokeh what these 28mm close focus Vivitars can make! I have had this 28/2.8 model, but now I have its f/2 version. It can also produce special - almost artistic - background blur...Like this:

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- Ari Aikomus -
'Why should I feel lonely ? is not our planet in the Milky way?'

Well yeah it certainly is distinctive although I'll have to work out where the bokeh can work well and what to avoid. It was certainly a lot of fun to bring this lens back from the dead and the close focus capability really means you can get a wide blown look of a subject. I think I'll bring it to my local botanical gardens if you are allowed to that is!

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