nikon 50mm f1.2 ais

Bokeh without a cause.

Some of my favorite bokehlicious lenses. From left to right: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.2, Nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS, Nikon 85mm f1.4D, Fuji 56mm f1.2. The picture was shot using a Sony A7 coupled with a vintage Nikon 35mm f1.4 AIS.

Let’s face it, when you lack photographic skill, basically someone like me. The easiest gimmick to make the picture somehow looking “magical”, “glamours” is to shoot wide open to create a shallow depth of field look. But even that requires lenses that are “bokehlicious”, namely fast and usually expensive lenses. If you are not careful, this addiction of fast glass will quickly get you well into the four figure per lens territory. Some Leica primes will easily drift into five figure range. 


京都 Kyoto by Charlie Brown
Via Flickr:
Nikon FM2 NIKKOR Ai 50mm f1.2 Kodak T-MAX400 Film Scan: Canon EOS 5D Mark III