Bokeh battle: 50/1 vs 56/1.2 vs 110/2 vs. . . a Christmas Tree

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Re: Bokeh battle: 50/1 vs 56/1.2 vs 110/2 vs. . . a Christmas Tree

rlx wrote:

Interesting battle results. Yes, the GFX picture shows more blur in the tree.

It looks like all pictures were taken from the same camera position; the tripod didn't move. As a result, the subject in focus is not of the same size in all the pictures; the bag looks smaller in the 50 f/1 picture. If the bag were of the same size in all the pictures, I believe the 50 would blur the Christmas tree more like the 110 f/2 does. The current setup is unfair to the 50 .

This was intentional - as a wedding photographer, I often have to deal with the space the day gives me, which means I'm often backed up against a wall, chair, etc. So, I wanted to see the bokeh created from the same physical location, and in that sense I think the 50 has huge advantage in that the blur is similar to the 56, but 'creamier,' AND you get a wider FOV so more room to crop, compose etc.

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