80mm XF OIS WR swirly bokeh?

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  1. Gary A.

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    I have the 90mm and the Zeiss 50mm macro (100% magnification), soooo the 80mm isn't all that appealing unless I dump Mary Lou's 60mm, give her my 50mm and double-down on the 80mm. ... It is very sharp ...


     
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    It is expensive to be sure. If I had a need for such a lens I would probably go with the 100mm Tokina or something similar and adapt it. My 60 is all the macro I need and it goes to 1:1 with an extension ring. I have no interest in bokeh. Never have. To me out of focus is just out of focus.
     
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    While I am a big AF fan, having MF for decades I love fast, precise AF ... But, I am fine with MF-ing macro, as MF and macro doesn't impair the photographic experience.
     
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    What ring are you using? I love m 60mm macro!
     
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    Back in the 35mm days, lens manufacturers began producing macro lenses in the 100mm range and even longer to provide more working distance from the subject. Personally I think 50 or 60mm is ideal for APS-C format and 80 seems a little long in the smaller format despite its popularity for 35mm format. The 60 f2.4 is also as sharp as a new razor blade. Gary, you can have extension rings with AF connection.
     
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    That one is a little funky. However, kind of an unusual angle for a portrait. Maybe the closeness and angle created that look. It will be interesting to see some other images on the x-photographers site when they start uploading. I wouldn't use it for portrait work if it consistently renders that way. The few images I have seen on macro stuck are pretty darn spectacular. Am I gonna buy one? I don't know, I have been doing a lot less macro stuff these days. I think when the 8-16 comes out, that maybe high on my list.
     
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    You ain't wrong!

    IMO, if anything, including the OOF background/foreground, draws more attention than the intended subject, it is a distraction. Smooth bokeh serves a desirable function; to provide isolation of the subject, and being smooth, doesn't command attention.
     
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    Nope, I haven't any rings.
     
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    I have the MCEx11 and I have only used it on the 23mm.
     

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