Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by AF Rugby, Jul 14, 2009.
granted its a shitty picture, but is that good bokeh?
You nailed it, Ansel.
It's a little distracting. Not terrible, but not good.
background takes away from the photo (my opinion)
something smoother & creamier would work nicer in keeping the focal point away from the background
Best Bokeh I've had was from a 300 2.8
Depends on the lens as to how the bokeh looks, # of blades and shape of aperture. The less DOF you dial in via aperture, the more pronounced the bokeh.
I prefer "creamier" bokeh. I'd call your example pretty "chunky"...creamier bokeh looks more like fog.
Nikkor 50 @ 1.8:
Tamron 70-200 @ 2.8
typically a smoother and more obliterated background is less likely to distract from your subject and the better the bokeh is considered.
My favorite lens for the moment is the nikon 70-200 2.8.. I really like its out of focus area.
A few shots from weekend testing the lens (just got it).
I like the bokeh on my 85 1.8. Boring subject, but I like the pic for some strange reason... lol
I really like this picture where the creamy background almost makes her look "3D".
no good bokeh
I like that look too. Some people around here bitch that we all shoot wide open too often though
can't wait for my 50D and Sigma 70-200 2.8
That's why I don't have too many shots of my 85 wide open, usually it's my portrait lens stopped down to F8 with speedlights.
From the 300 2.8
Not too bad..
Nice and clean
the bokeh isn't bad either
This is good bokeh.
ken rockwell does a good job explaining it on his site.
basically, you dont want any defined lines or hard edges in your bokeh.
search his site for the article...