Worst bokeh ever

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Eugg, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Eugg

    Eugg TalkEmount Rookie

    May 10, 2014
    Which lens creates a worst bokeh?
    I think this one,
    the Industar 69 :) 

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  2. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    This would make for an interesting contest. :cool: 
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  3. Tabibito

    Tabibito TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 1, 2013
    This I agree [emoji1]
  4. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    What about a "so bad it's kinda good" category? :) 
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  5. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    I would think this would depend on the individual who is viewing the photo...just because it isn't the "creamiest" doesn't mean it's bad.

    Just throwing that out there...my$.02
  6. GabrielPhoto

    GabrielPhoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    I think one of those Donut mirror reflex lenses will win..
    Then again, on some images they are not bad..so it all depends :D 
  7. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    One of my first wide-open test shots with the Canon FL 55/1.2 looked pretty bad - maybe not quite worthy of a "worst BOKEH ever" contest but definitely not very appealing. Foliage seems like a good torture test - especially with patches of sunlight.
  8. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    This is interesting for sure. Bokeh is so subjective, I would be surprised if you could get consensus. I recall seeing a Biotar thread ( https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=6232 ) from f/otographer. Some commented on the bokeh. He later admitted the lens he used is often said to have bad bokeh. However, it's a lens he is fond of. Go figure. :s
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  9. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Don't know if I'd call it bad... More like unusual, as it does have some interesting characteristics.

    The bad bokeh, to me, is both ugly and boring. That Industar example above is not boring.
  10. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    Heh, I really like that bokeh! Can't think of an example of bad bokeh...
  11. rdfisch

    rdfisch TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 13, 2013
    Northern NJ

    What about foreground bokeh ? Is it always bad or just harder to master ?
  12. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    My CV 40/1.4 has pleasant foreground bokeh wide open and "character" in background… :) 

    Matej (sent from phone)
  13. Hin Man

    Hin Man TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    I have this lens on the for sale forum unnoticed. I am revamped to keeping it as it may have a unique characters especially for b&w photos. It is a cute pancake and works reasonably well on aps-c.




    I am ordering a 24mm to 37mm step up ring attempting to dress it up with a lens hood with 37mm vented Leica style metal hood. I don't exactly know if 24mm will fit the front or if a step-up ring will hinder the aperture adjustment. I will update how it goes in about 3 days.


    Aperture ring is in the front of the lens. Lens is prone to flare lowering its contrast. With a hood, this may become a better street shooter in b&w.

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  14. Eugg

    Eugg TalkEmount Rookie

    May 10, 2014
    nice B&W!

    more pics

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  15. Hin Man

    Hin Man TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    It is a shame that 24mm is not the filter thread size but 22.5mm or maybe 22mm is and I don't think I can easily find a step-up ring that can work with a lens hood such as a Leica style vented lens hood in 37mm.

    I just found out the filter size from this link


    I shot the following in b&w creative with 5N in about f/10. In b&w mode, the peaking focus will help even in strong lit afternoon sun against the LCD. When I shot the following, I was not able to see detail on my LCD because of the Sun and I don't have EVF on my 5N.

    I may over-do the processing with Red Hi-Contrast filter on LR.





    I want to find the right lens hood so that I can try improving the contrast. When using this lens for color shot, there are scenes that this lens will come up oddly with low contrast and bokeh is not its strength. Size, form factor and ease of use with exception on the aperture selection make up the fondness of this pancake for the budget minded.

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