Bokeh - or not to Bokeh - your preference please

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John Miles
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Bokeh - or not to Bokeh - your preference please
Aug 27, 2012

A sit back and chat thread. Light the pipe. Pour the beer. Ponder a mo'.

In my photography I have a personal preference for being able to crop any part of a photograph and it be in focus. However I am only too well aware that bokeh is a fundamental aspect of many people's photography.

For instance; is bokeh the difference between a snap and a photograph as far as you are concerned?

Please post a sample image to make your point where possible, and not forgetting, for example, samples where you wish the photos DOF had been different.

I tender this example:

I like to be able to see the backround in focus here, in the sense that in looking around the image, I don't feel that I have taken my glasses off. I feel that the image is as it is in real life, as if standing there looking with my own eyes. What do you see?

The FZ50: DSLR handling of a bright Leica 35-420mm lens that's this good: (slideshow always good). And now add the LX2:
[Tomorrows camera is better and smaller than todays]

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