Juni and the Bokeh Monster

No, the “Bokeh Monster” doesn’t have any relationship with the flying spaghetti monster. It is a vintage Pentacon 1:2,8 135mm lens in the 15 iris blade and preset aperture  version. More about that at the bottom of the page.

After a never ending time with too much rain in May it was fine weather at last. Let’s go outside!

Juni spielt

Juni plays

Schlag!

Hit it!

Hmmm... Wo ist der Ball hin?

Hmmm… Where is the ball?

Aaahhhhh!

Aaahhhhh!

Juni auf dem Spielplatz

Juni at the playground

I’ll miss her when she has to go back home 🙁

Baggerschaufel

Excarvator

Müde Nachbars Katze

Tired neighbour’s cat

I think now it’s clear why this lens is often called a “Bokeh Monster”. All photos taken with this lens at aperture 2,8 to 4.

Pentcaon 2,8 135mm 15 Blades

Pentcaon 2,8 135mm 15 Blades

Pentcaon 2,8 135mm 15 Blades

Pentcaon 2,8 135mm 15 Blades

Pentcaon 2,8 135mm 15 Blades

Pentcaon 2,8 135mm 15 Blades

Strictly speaking, it is a Meyer Goerlitz Orestor, Meyer-Optik changed into the VEB Pentacon 1968. I bought it along with a Praktica MTL 5 and a Pentacon 50mm 1:1.8 . BTW is the Praktica in very good condition and fully functional , I’ll probably even insert a film. The 50mm is the same as in this article in a slightly better condition.
The 135 differs in that it is “only” a manual aperture with preset, but it has 15 blades. The manual iris doesn’t matter on a DSLR because the automatic apertures cant here be used. And the 15 fins provide a nice, evenly round bokeh. Also the “Multi Coating” is missing. Nevertheless, I find it sharper than its counterpart! Even at open aperture it distinguishes crispy sharp, but with a very shallow depth of field. But that ‘s just it, what distinguishes a ” Bokeh Monster”. Of course there are also other lenses, worthy of the name !

Strictly speaking, it is a Meyer Goerlitz Orestor , Meyer -Optik went but 1968 in the VEB Pentacon about . I bought it along with a Praktica MTL 5 and a Pentacon 50mm 1:1.8 . BTW is the Praktica in very good condition and fully functional , I’ll probably even take a movie. The 50mm is the same as in this article in a slightly better condition.
The 135 differs in that it is ” only” a manual aperture with area code , but it has 15 blades. The manual iris plays on a DSLR not matter because the Springlende here naturally can not be operated and the 15 fins provide a nice, evenly round bokeh. Also missing the “Multi Coating” . Nevertheless, I find it sharper than its counterpart ! Siebe at open aperture distinguishes it knackscharf , but with very shallow depth of field . But that ‘s just it, what distinguishes a ” Bokeh Monster” . Of course there are also other lenses , worthy of the name !

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