I found some bokehlicious easter eggs

Hello World,

today I had enough time to finally compare the bokeh of all my 50mm lenses.

It’s been quite interesting to see how they all create a very different style of bokeh. Even the two lenses with the same name had different bokeh styles.

The lenses I compared:

  • Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f/2
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f/2 zebra
  • Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9
  • Ernst Leitz Wetzlar SUMMAR 5cm f/2
  • Minolta Rokkor 50mm f/1.4
  • Minolta Rokkor 50mm f/1.7
  • Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4

The camera I used is Sony Alpha 6000 with various adapters. For the Minolta AF I used a LA-EA4. All others have no “glass” inside the adapter. All photos were taken at the closest focusing distance. Distance between Darth Vader and the back wall was about 60cm.

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f/2

Aperture Blades: 6

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Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f/2 zebra

Aperture Blades: 6

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Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9

5 elements in 4 groups, Aperture Blades: 14.

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Ernst Leitz Wetzlar SUMMAR 5cm f/2

Aperture Blades: 6

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Minolta Rokkor 50mm f/1.4

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Minolta Rokkor 50mm f/1.7:

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Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4

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Comparison of the blurriest part:

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In my opinion the bokeh of the primoplan 58mm f1,9 is the best within my range of 50 mm lenses. It’s almost perfectly circular and has a nice and bright halo ring. The only problem is that the primoplan by Meyer Optik Görlitz is either really really rare in m42 or exa mount or extremely expensive in the new and modern version.

The bokeh of the Minolta rokkor f1,4 is almost absolutely the same like the one of the much more expensive Minolta AF 50mm f1,4. The only difference is the structures you can see in the AF versions bokeh.

I hope you enjoyed this little post like I did writing it.

Kind regards,

Daniel

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