RF35/1.8 and RF50/1.8 -- busy bokeh

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RF35/1.8 and RF50/1.8 -- busy bokeh
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I like both lenses, and I do not think they are terrible at all.

With this disclaimer, let me ask my question:

Both f/1.8 lenses -- the RF35/1.8 and RF50/1.8 give me busy bokeh quite often. For the RF35, this seems most obvious at focussing distances around 3m, the the RF50 there seem to be more "sour spots".

Is this the price to pay for having quite good image sharpness even wide-open, combined with affordable price and moderate weight/size?

Samples below -- 1x RF35/1.8, some more RF50/1.8 which seems more prone to busy bokeh.

RF35/1.8 at around 3m focussing distance

RF50/1.8 at around 1m focussing distance

RF50/1.8 at around 4m focussing distance

RF50/1.8 at around 7m focussing distance @f/1.8

RF50/1.8 at around 7m focussing distance @f/2.8

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