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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    Will be looking forward to the results!

    Ehh .. not really helpfull but incase you hop over to the Netherlands I have the DZ 40-150 bright version and the 14/50 Elmarit (old version) here

    Can I maybe suggest to include the "master of dof" at 50mm, the 50mm f2 macro? Hope I am not over asking, ..

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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuifje View Post
    Will be looking forward to the results!

    Ehh .. not really helpfull but incase you hop over to the Netherlands I have the DZ 40-150 bright version and the 14/50 Elmarit (old version) here

    Can I maybe suggest to include the "master of dof" at 50mm, the 50mm f2 macro? Hope I am not over asking, ..

    Martin
    Yup - I have the 50 f2

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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    A pedantic issue, Ian, but isn't the shape of the oof areas on the old 14-54 octagonal, rather than hexagonal?

    edit...or rather perhaps heptagonal? Since there are seven blades?

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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hokuto View Post
    A pedantic issue, Ian, but isn't the shape of the oof areas on the old 14-54 octagonal, rather than hexagonal?

    edit...or rather perhaps heptagonal? Since there are seven blades?

    Hehe! Yup - I now count seven blades so I think we agree on heptagonal

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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Hehe! Yup - I now count seven blades so I think we agree on heptagonal

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    What beats me is why the first version was not equipped with these rounded blades, there is only one extra blade and the actuator looks the same so it can't have been the extra cost.

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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    Quote Originally Posted by Henk View Post
    What beats me is why the first version was not equipped with these rounded blades, there is only one extra blade and the actuator looks the same so it can't have been the extra cost.
    I think it was a simple matter of older technology. Most of Zuiko's new lenses now have the circular blades, but their older ones have the polygonal aperture. The 14-54mm is quite an old lens, having been the kit lens for the first E-1.

    Personally, I like the old polygonal bokeh shape. =D I think it looks more fashionable on the lights, though perhaps not as smooth and appealing on far-away backgrounds... That said, I would still prefer to have the new circular aperture for the brightness and reduced vignetting.
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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    I think seeing polygon bokeh is a rare chance, it is just like splitting hair. I can't see the polygon bokeh in the attached picture. The two 100% crops are from the top of the main picture. They all look round to me and it was taken with the 14-54mm Mark I.






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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    to joeletx: great picture. I saw it before, but didn't reply.

    You can't see the polygon bokeh whit the lens at 3.5 54mm.
    Wide open it is always circular.

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    Re: 14-54 circular aperture - Ian eats humble pie!

    Oddly enough, the zoomed-out view looks polygonal to me, but not the close-ups. xD
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