BOKEH with 18-55mm VR Kit lens

Started Jun 2, 2010 | Discussions thread
canterel
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Re: BOKEH with 18-55mm VR Kit lens
In reply to shore trek, Jun 3, 2010

any lens will give you more out of focus blur if you use it close up, and one of the big advantages of the 18-55 is that it has a pretty good close focus ability.

that said, i think you should skip the 18-55 entirely and just go with a 35/1.8. if you like to do selective focus, this lens will suit you much better. you can always save for the midrange zoom down the road if you find you want it.

i would be less inclined to go with the d3000 since it has the older sensor and you lose a stop or so of low light.

shore trek wrote:

I am really interested in the blurry backgroud pics..wondering if kit lens is any in this aspect ...body (d5000). I understand 35mm 1.8 or 50mm f1.8 are good at this..but I cannot spend right now on extra lens..d5000+ 18-55mm kit lens will be the equipment

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