How good is the 35mm f1.8 bokeh?

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Steve Q New Member • Posts: 15
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I love my 35mm Z-series lens.  First prime I purchased.  A couple of  examples of the 35mm z-series bokeh.  I think the 35mm does bokeh really well. All shots are no flash-ambient light.  A regular night shot (example of 35mm at night-not really about bokeh) and some portraits with decent examples of bokeh.  I really like the 35mm lens and use it more than the 50mm z lens (although, its great to have both).

Just a night time shot example of 35mm handheld color-rich scene (in Orlando)-not so much about bokeh

example of bokeh- focus is on chef-people at table and then lights further back

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OP vegetaleb Senior Member • Posts: 2,486
Re: How good is the 35mm f1.8 bokeh?

Steve Q wrote:

I love my 35mm Z-series lens. First prime I purchased. A couple of examples of the 35mm z-series bokeh. I think the 35mm does bokeh really well. All shots are no flash-ambient light. A regular night shot (example of 35mm at night-not really about bokeh) and some portraits with decent examples of bokeh. I really like the 35mm lens and use it more than the 50mm z lens (although, its great to have both).

Just a night time shot example of 35mm handheld color-rich scene (in Orlando)-not so much about bokeh

example of bokeh- focus is on chef-people at table and then lights further back

Cool photos!

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Phil Flash Veteran Member • Posts: 4,246
Re: Very good lens, very good bokeh

These are some very nice shots!

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Rolf_52 Contributing Member • Posts: 712
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Phil Flash wrote:

These are some very nice shots!

Many thanks Phil

Regards,

Rolf

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Steve Q New Member • Posts: 15
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..realized the images I uploaded were much smaller than intended. Hopefully this re-upload will generate suitable file size for better evaluation if anyone wishes. Apologies for the image redundancy, but cant delete prior upload.

not about bokeh--just an example night shot with 35mm Z-series

35mm Bokeh example

35mm Bokeh example

35mm Bokeh example

goactive Senior Member • Posts: 1,934
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goactive Senior Member • Posts: 1,934
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A 35mm is never good for Bokeh. You need a good 85mm or better t0 get good bokeh.

A F4 at 100mm and up will have better bokeh than a 35 at 1.8. And much better background separation.

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OP vegetaleb Senior Member • Posts: 2,486
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goactive wrote:

A 35mm is never good for Bokeh. You need a good 85mm or better t0 get good bokeh.

A F4 at 100mm and up will have better bokeh than a 35 at 1.8. And much better background separation.

The thing is that I found 35mm sometimes too narrow so going 80mm and narrower is not an option at all

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Willing Contributing Member • Posts: 769
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got some samples for you. f1.8 and f4

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OP vegetaleb Senior Member • Posts: 2,486
Re: How good is the 35mm f1.8 bokeh?

Willing wrote:

got some samples for you. f1.8 and f4

Thanks

It's not bad at all

Not the softer bokeh but neither nervous

I prefer to have this bokeh + crazy sharpness for landscape corner to corner rather a glorious splendid bokeh but not sharp for other kind of photography .

Because yes I like to have a 35mm that is versatile for many types of photography

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Sukuwea Enikkusu Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: How good is the 35mm f1.8 bokeh?

The bokeh is ok. Maybe on Tamron 35mm 1.8 level, harsh highlight rendering and little bit of nervousness. If you shoot people only, Sigma 35mm 1.4 and Nikon 35mm 1.4g render the background better.  I just bought a 28mm 1.8g and will try it out on my Z6. From what I've seen it has really good bokeh.

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