Leica Showcase Voigtlander 28mm f/2.0 Ultron

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
The bokeh in the first one, with Sam, is kind of busy, but the last one, with your Dad and niece, is wonderful! I can tell I'm going to have to avoid this forum the better part of the time!

-Ray
 

Amin

Hall of Famer
Jul 3, 2010
The bokeh in the first one, with Sam, is kind of busy, but the last one, with your Dad and niece, is wonderful! I can tell I'm going to have to avoid this forum the better part of the time!

-Ray
Bokeh is a funny thing. Definitely depends on the lens (eg, RX1 lens has smooth bokeh) but also heavily dependent on what's in the frame, aperture setting, distance to background, etc. I think the one with my dad and niece is smoother because I stopped down a touch (I think I did) but also because of what's in the background and how distant it is.

My taste in bokeh is also changing over time. Lenses which I once loved for smoothness of bokeh I now find obscure the background structures too much, while characteristics I once regarded as simply harsh/distracting, I'm now finding can contribute to a photo's character under the right circumstances. I actually like the edginess of the background in the first one with the dog. Just goes to show that these things are subjective.
 

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