Collection of samples with light circles in bokeh.

This test is not enough to understand the differences in bokeh between different lenses. But some examples can be useful.

Tests conditions: lenses were focused on to minimal distance, lights were fixed in more than 200m. The position of the camera did not change. All pictures are taken from the same position.

All shots have been taken with apertures from fully opened up to F5.6 (or F8 once). ISO 400. Shutter Speed – depends on light (camera A-mode with exposure compensation), WB – fixed and the same for all shots. SteadyShot – OFF. ARW files have been converted in Capture One without any correction, resized to 1200×800 and combined into diagrams.

Such scenes can’t be meet often, so this is demonstration of extreme conditions. In most cases of real life photography the blur level will be less.

It’s better to open samples in new browser tabs in 100% size for convenient comparison – all samples are clickable.

For this comparison the special photo-session has been performed. That’s why most of these samples are used only here and aren’t used in reviews of lenses. To read a reviews please follow the linked tabs with anime characters.

Additionally, I can recommend a few combinations which can be interesting for readers:


Minolta MD line – rectilinear line

Minolta MD 17mm F/4.0 review avatar

MinoltaMD17_4_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


Minolta MD 20mm F/2.8 review avatar

MinoltaMD20_28_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD24_28_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD28_2_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD28_28A_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD28_28B_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD28_35_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD35_18_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD35_28_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD50_12_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD50_14_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD50_17_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD50_20_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD85_20_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD100_25_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



MinoltaMD135_20_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD135_28_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD135_35_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD200_28_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD200_4_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


MinoltaMD300_45_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


Minolta MD line – special line


AvatarPlank_MDVFC_24_28

MinoltaMD24VFC_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


Minolta MD 50mm f/3.5 Macro – review is planned. Will not soon.

MinoltaMD50_35macro_DotsLongdistTotal


Minolta MD 100mm f/4 Macro – review is planned. Will not soon.

MinoltaMD100_4macro_DotsLongdistTotal


Minolta MD 500mm f/8 RF – review is planned. Will not soon.

MinoltaMD500_8rf_DotsLongdistTotal


Minolta MC line


AvatarPlank_MC5812

MinoltaMC58_12_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


Sony E line

Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2.8 ZA – review is planned. Will not soon.

SonyCS35_28_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor line

AvatarPlankMinoltaLTM5018

MSR5018_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



AvatarPlankMSR5020

MSR5020_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


Canon S line


AvatarPlank_CanonLTM5014

CanonSI5014_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



AvatarCanonLTM5015

CanonS5015_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg



AvatarPlankCanonLTM5018

CanonS5018_DotsLongdistTotal.jpg


I’ll try to continue…

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