New lenses and round aperture

Started Aug 22, 2007 | Discussions thread
Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 51,924
Bokeh quality is much more than aperture shape

First of all, all lenses I know of have a circular aperture when they are wide open. It's only when stopping down that number of blades/circular-aperture starts to matter.

Second, good bokeh is much more a quality of the optics than of the shape of the aperture. A lens with perfectly circular aperture (like when wide open) can still have crummy bokeh.

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