Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?

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

LaFonte wrote:

John Motts wrote:

guitarjeff wrote:

Just bugs me because I see so many people give that silly definition that sounds so cool, but it's simply gibberish. Bokeh is blur due to dof, if you like the bokeh, great, if you don't, then it's bad bokeh to you, but it still either exists or it doesn't exist.

It probably seems gibberish to you because you don't understand it.

If you compare the out of focus areas of an image shot with a cheap zoom lens with those from a real quality prime, obviously at the same aperture, there really is no question that the quality of the bokeh on the prime is far superior.

Bokeh is no less a quality than sharpness or distortion.

You ought to try these things before you rubbish them.

Maybe we should call it swag of the lens now? To move forward, you know....

Man, that new 56mm f1.2 has good swagger.

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