Battle of the Bokeh: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

Bokeh, for those who don’t know what it means, refers to the blur or more appropriately the quality of the rendition of the out of focus elements. Everybody loves a bit of bokeh, but which lens produces nice looking bokeh? Well, we will be taking a look at various lenses, but this week we will be comparing the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D( and the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II( – both are very affordable 50mm lenses, but what’s the bokeh like?

photo @0:29 by flickr user Racum

photo @0:34 by flickr user rawheadrex