Bokeh in the background with a 50 mm lens. What am I doing wrong?

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Questions thread
Olaf Ulrich
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Re: Background blur with a 50 mm lens. What am I doing wrong?
In reply to Mark Scott Abeln, Apr 22, 2013

Mark Scott Abeln wrote:

Many 50 mm lenses [...] may not be designed to produce good-looking bokeh, since they are more designed for overall sharpness and lower cost. These lenses will have harsher-looking out-of-focus areas, which will give the impression of being less blurry and more rough. I think this is the phenomenon you are seeing.

No, it's not. Don't send him down the wrong road.

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