Kronberg Mini Project [Digital]: Trioplan, Biotar & Co - Bokeh Samples, Vintage Glass (75 to 135mm Range) / by J.Z.

I often grab a lens and don't think much about its bokeh, which is almost always a mistake. How do bokehs compare, side by side? There are plenty of technical reviews out there, by knowledgeable people who can spell the name of the dog of each lens's creator. But I couldn't find a direct comparison of the bokeh, so here we go. 

I shot these samples on my Sony A7Rii with WB and ISO on auto, aperture priority. The spring light kept changing fast but I tried to stick to the same pattern (distance foreground/background, light discs in the background). I shot all lenses wide open. Minor tweaks in Capture One 11 - black/white points, +10 for clarity and structure - but a whopping 500 for sharpening, hey why not.

There is no good or bad with bokeh stuff. See for yourself.

  1. Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8
  2. Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 100mm f/2.8
  3. Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 135mm f/2.8
  4. Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm f/1.8
  5. Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm f/2.5
  6. Zenit Helios-40 85mm f/1.5
  7. Carl Zeiss Biotar 75mm f/1.5
  8. Carl Zeiss Pancolar 80mm f/1.8
  9. Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/3.5
  10. Leica Tele-Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8
  11. Nikon Nikkor AI-s 85mm f/1.4

1.  Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8

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2.  Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 100mm f/2.8

2018-04-28-0207-orestor 100mm.jpg

3.  Meyer-Optik Görlitz Orestor 135mm f/2.8

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4.  Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm f/1.8

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5.  Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm f/2.5

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6.  Zenit Helios-40 85mm f/1.5

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7.  Carl Zeiss Biotar 75mm f/1.5

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8.  Carl Zeiss Pancolar 80mm f/1.8

2018-04-28-0213-pancolar 85mm.jpg

9.  Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/3.5

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10.  Leica Tele-Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8

2018-04-28-0215-elmarit 90mm.jpg

11.  Nikon Nikkor AI-s 85mm f/1.4

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