Vintage lens with “van Gogh bokeh”

 

Twelve Sunflowers is one painting out of two series of sunflower paintings by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. It’s one of the most valuable paintings in the world and demonstrates his special way of applying paint thickly and using heavier brush strokes. Van Gogh is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western Art.

Twelve sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh Vincent van Gogh

Now imagine the bokeh of a vintage lens corresponding to van Gogh’s technique. Check this photograph shot with the Canon FDn 200mm vintage lens at aperture f2.8:

van Gogh bokeh
Click on the photograph to view the “van Gogh bokeh” in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel)

Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. You can get more information about bokeh here: https://tech-reviews.swiss-1.ch/vintage-lenses-prime/#bokeh

Get more information about this fabulous Canon FDn 200mm f2.8 vintage prime lens here: https://tech-reviews.swiss-1.ch/vintage-lenses-prime/#200mm

Canon FD 200mm f2.8

Some more photograhps shot with the Canon FD 200mm f2.8

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