A&P what makes good bokeh?

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  1. AF Rugby

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    granted its a shitty picture, but is that good bokeh?
     
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    You nailed it, Ansel.
     
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    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    :rofl:
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    what lens?
     
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    It's a little distracting. Not terrible, but not good.
     
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    background takes away from the photo (my opinion)

    something smoother & creamier would work nicer in keeping the focal point away from the background
     
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    Best Bokeh I've had was from a 300 2.8 :yum:
     
  10. TheManLouisianaFace

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    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:

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    Tamron 70-200 @ 2.8

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  11. wrong1

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    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).

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    I like the bokeh on my 85 1.8. Boring subject, but I like the pic for some strange reason... lol

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    I really like this picture where the creamy background almost makes her look "3D".

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    no good bokeh
     
  15. TheManLouisianaFace

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    I like that look too. Some people around here bitch that we all shoot wide open too often though :coolugh:
     
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    can't wait for my 50D and Sigma 70-200 2.8

    arrives tomorrow :noes:
     
  17. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    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.
     
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    From the 300 2.8

    Not too bad..

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  19. xenon supra

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    Nice and clean :bigthumb:
     
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    the bokeh isn't bad either :naughty:
     
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    :bowdown:
     
  23. Dwight Schrute

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    No.

    This is good bokeh.

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    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...
     

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