Minolta 85mm 1.4 bokeh, you got some?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
clarkt Contributing Member • Posts: 713
Re: Minolta 85mm 1.4 bokeh, you got some?

Funny you should mention this. I have one of these lenses, the original version I bought off of eBay. I recently gave it a thorough workout doing portraits of beauty pageant contestants in Fontana, CA. You can check out my results here:


224 images. Camera used: Sony a700

90% of these were using the Minolta 85/1.4, the other 10% were using the Minolta 28-135/4-4.5. You can inspect the EXIF of each photo to make sure which are the 85's by expanding it and click the little Info icon in the upper right of the photo. I did not stop below f/3.2. Mostly tried to keep I around f/3.5, with occasional higher stops. Even at the higher stops I got great bokeh.

My opinion of the bokeh? Outstanding! Very intoxicating.

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