Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?

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Re: Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?
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There is good bokeh or bad bokeh. Not more or less bokeh, though evidently, if everything is in focus, there is nothing to judge. Yes it is true that it comes from the word for blur, but it is a photographic term used to discuss what that blur looks like, not how much there is.

More specific adjectives that besides "good" or "bad" might be neutral, smooth, hard edged, doubled, nervous, etc. There is also "onion" bokeh, describing apparent concentric rings in an image. If you are using, say a Petzval lens or something similarly uncorrected you would see "swirly" bokeh.

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