Bokeh on full frame vs crop

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Bokeh on full frame vs crop
Jun 26, 2012


Simple (and completely bonkers?) question probably!

Say you have for example a 85mm 1.2 Lens, a 1,6x crop body and a 1.0x full frame body.

Say then you shoot a subject at 5m distance with the aperture wide open. Will the crop body then have a narrower depth of field because of the 1,6x crop and therefore create a "creamier bokeh" than shooting with the same lens in the same situation with a full frame?

I fully understand that a crop frame magnifies 1,6x (canon) but I can't quite wrap my head around how this will affect the out of focus areas. One should think that this lens would result in a very blurry and creamy bokeh on a crop camera, like shooting with a full frame and a (85x1,6)=136mm 1.2 lens? But when I look at pictures taken with a lens like this it always seem like the full frame pictures have a nicer bokeh to them.

Please help me understand this 100% Thanks

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