<<When I read a review of a lens that points out what nice sunstars it makes, I
wonder where I can find the one that doesn't make them at all. 😂
Understood. Yes, it is an artefact, but a fun and sometimes attractive one.
My CV 40/1.2 produces huge well defined large sunstars at the drop of a
hat---too much of one spice can spoil the soup. It is not the right lens for
many situations as a result. Sometimes I like the effect especially in
nightscapes or low angle sun peeping out from an obstruction. The OMZ 50-250
has straight aperture blades and has decent sunstars. Remember this shot?
I think I may be a 4-5/10 on the sunstar fan scale whereas Moose may be a 1.
Curiously the CV 50/f2 apo has a virtually round aperture shape at F2 AND F2.8
but polygonal with defined sunstars after that. It keeps the bokeh better at
wide apertures. A nice review of sunstar effects:
Stars in his eyes, Mike
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