In yesterday’s article, Guess the lens… Nikon 50mm f1.8G, Minolta MD 50mm f1.7, Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 ???, I challenged you to see if you could guess which photo of the bloom on my Milt. Lennart Karl Gottling Red Rim Orchid was shot with which lens.
So without further ado, here’s the big reveal so you can see how you did.
The first image was shot with the Nikon 50mm f1.8G on the Nikon D5500. The image quality is fantastic, and the bokeh is very nice. Depth of field is beautifully shallow at f1.8, even on the Nikon D5500’s APS-C sensor.
Here’s where things get even more interesting. The 2nd image was shot using an older Minolta MD 50mm f1.7 via a Fotasy Minolta MD to M4/3 Adapter on the Panasonic GX7. The point of focus is on the white pattern around the yellow pistil / stamen at the center, which at first look made me think the first image from the D5500 and 50mm f1.8G was sharper.
Upon realizing the point of focus was different, I think this image is probably just as sharp. Bokeh is very nice, as is the shallow depth of field, especially considering this was shot on a M4/3 sensor.
I had initially thought the image from the Nikon 50mm f1.8G would have a noticeably shallower depth field, and yet, this image from the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 looks to have every bit as shallow a depth of field as the one from the Nikon 50mm. Not only that, but I think the bokeh is even nicer, and I just like the look of this image the best out of all three. Surprise, surprise.
Did you guess correctly which image was from which lens?
And which one is your favorite? And were you surprised too?
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