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Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?

Started Mar 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?
In reply to slimandy, Mar 6, 2014

slimandy wrote:

darngooddesign wrote:

You can have more or less, which is user controlled.

No, you can have more or less blur but not more or less bokeh, and the amount of blur is not just governed by depth of field. A longer lens will give more blur for the same framing and same depth of field.

I was talking about when describing a single lens, but changing lenses is a user controlled action.

When people say a photo has nice bokeh, they are referring to a combination of how much and how good the quality of the bokeh is to them.

They are not quite accurate then. They should only be referring aesthetic quality of the blur. Shallower DoF may affect the quality of the bokeh by giving more blur but so will other factors such as narrow field of view.

I agree that people should be more specific, but they aren't always. Similarly, if you say that you feel good/bad you are also combining a lot of factors into one description.

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