What is the bokeh like on the FE55 1.8?

Started Mar 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
sean lancaster
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Re: What is the bokeh like on the FE55 1.8?

viking79 wrote:

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

I am wondering what the bokeh is like on this lens? I know its a very sharp lens, does it also have good bokeh?


Look carefully at some of the samples here. The bokeh is not all roses from the 55mm f/1.8. Mainly, look at the shot of the Dove bar wrapper. That situation can arise, where you get some interesting bokeh. It also has onion rings due to aspherical elements.

Which is why I explained that I had pumped up the clarity in Lightroom for that specific shot. This is much more normal for the bokeh:

Beer Advocate rating of 100 . . . Founders KBS beer that I had about an hour ago.

My first glass is empty and just a short distance behind the full glass . . . no onion rings in the bokeh balls on that glass (and obviously none on the far distance lights either).

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