Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?

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guitarjeff
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Re: Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?
In reply to Ulfric M Douglas, 4 months ago

Ulfric M Douglas wrote:

guitarjeff wrote:

Bokeh is defined as “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.”...

No it isn't.

Bokeh is the quality of the out-of-focus areas in a photograph.

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Cheksa wrote:
You're evil Ulfric.

Who decides what the quality is?  Oh, that must be subjective, unless you can give some concrete qualities of the quality.

I think I have clearly shown the modern, mystical attempted definition of bokeh to be simply gibberish that can't be rationally defended as being a definition.  Bokeh is simply blur due to dof, no artsy, mystical concept there at all.

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