One of the reasons I was excited to get the Nikon FM and 50mm f1.4 lens was to see how the bokeh compared to my NEX-3N with its 16-50mm f/3.5-f/5.6 zoom lens. Here is a shot with a neutral density filter and polarization filter so that I can use the f1.4 aperture. This image doesn’t work for a few reasons. First, the in-focus subjects are too close in color, shape, brightness, and location to the just out of focus elements behind them. Second, the background has many of the same colors as the subject. Third, the film I used, Kodak Gold 200, has a larger grain, so the subjects are not perfectly sharp. A finer grain film would make the background even smoother than it already is. To further improve the image I could also use a tripod to steady the camera and remove any concern over camera shake.