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Aug 09, 2011 20:29 |  #1

Trying to find out what it takes to get 'Good Bokeh" with this lens.
These look OK?


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Aug 09, 2011 21:08 |  #2

What lens is it?


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Aug 09, 2011 23:50 |  #3

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Aug 10, 2011 01:10 |  #4

I think with Bokeh you need some kind of light behind the subject. Right?, and a small aperture. I'm new so I could be wrong.


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Aug 10, 2011 06:10 |  #5

55-250 IS
Bokeh is the Quality of the background blur.


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Aug 10, 2011 07:27 |  #6

Well your images have plenty of bokeh. Im not sure what you are looking for?


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Aug 10, 2011 07:30 |  #7

djphatjive wrote in post #12908400 (external link)
I think with Bokeh you need some kind of light behind the subject. Right?, and a small aperture. I'm new so I could be wrong.

Wrong. You need a wide aperture, so prime lenses are better. Nice macro shots, but no bokeh showing. This (external link) is an example of bokeh. Just depends on what is in the background.


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Aug 10, 2011 08:12 |  #8

These are nice images even with the flat lighting but agree with Hannya - there is no bokeh.
Bokeh is not a just a blurred or OOF background.




  
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Aug 10, 2011 08:16 |  #9

Nice images though.

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Aug 10, 2011 08:19 |  #10

mrbubbles wrote in post #12909316 (external link)
Well your images have plenty of bokeh. Im not sure what you are looking for?

All photos have background bokeh, the question is whether the background is pleasing, does the background help or hinder the presentation of the subject.
Good Bokeh/Bad Bokeh?


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Aug 10, 2011 11:10 as a reply to  @ DAMphyne's post |  #11

Bokeh...either way, its all extremely subjective. However, the second image does seem to be a bit underexposed.


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Aug 10, 2011 11:51 |  #12

Thanks David, I do agree about the 2nd being a little Under exp, I hated to change the color and texture of the flower by brightening it.


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Aug 10, 2011 14:45 |  #13

Hannya wrote in post #12909324 (external link)
Wrong. You need a wide aperture, so prime lenses are better. Nice macro shots, but no bokeh showing. This (external link) is an example of bokeh. Just depends on what is in the background.

The OOF area in the posted images shows very smooth and creamy OOF with good DOF IMO. For me good bokeh. The second posted image looks to have a fog bank behind it. I like them both.

Your shot shows some creamy blur but is accentuated by some specular highlights. Nice if you like it, but very subjective.


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Aug 10, 2011 17:34 |  #14

Why do people take pics down?
Part of critique is comparison.

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Aug 10, 2011 20:59 |  #15

Hannya wrote in post #12909324 (external link)
Wrong. You need a wide aperture, so prime lenses are better. Nice macro shots, but no bokeh showing. This (external link) is an example of bokeh. Just depends on what is in the background.

Sorry I said small aperture meaning like f/4 or something like that. I said that wrong I think. A lower number is actually a wide aperture. But that is what I meant. So I was right! lol. Kinda.


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