Two more Springtime images today from the bottom of our garden.
Which is taken with a Mirror Lens? The first one is fairly obviously taken with one.
It shows the typical – and in this case rather intrusive – ring-shaped Bokeh that people either love or hate. And the closer the out-of-focus highlights are to the point of focus the more prominent they are. Bokeh from highlights in the distance are softer as seen in the final image in my last post – click here to go to that post
Compare that image with the second one.
A much softer image, although the very shallow depth of field evident suggests it too was taken with a long lens. You may be surprised to know that this was also shot with my Mirror Lens. No real highlights in this one, so no glaring Bokeh.
So, it is possible to shoot with a Mirror Lens and largely avoid the unsightly Bokeh. It’s all down to choice of subject and careful review of the lighting.
If you are interested in reading more about Mirror Lenses then do view the footnote in my first post about Mirror Lenses – click here to visit that post.