BOKEH with 18-55mm VR Kit lens

Started Jun 2, 2010 | Discussions thread
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canterel Contributing Member • Posts: 629
Re: BOKEH with 18-55mm VR Kit lens

any lens will give you more out of focus blur if you use it close up, and one of the big advantages of the 18-55 is that it has a pretty good close focus ability.

that said, i think you should skip the 18-55 entirely and just go with a 35/1.8. if you like to do selective focus, this lens will suit you much better. you can always save for the midrange zoom down the road if you find you want it.

i would be less inclined to go with the d3000 since it has the older sensor and you lose a stop or so of low light.

shore trek wrote:

I am really interested in the blurry backgroud pics..wondering if kit lens is any in this aspect ...body (d5000). I understand 35mm 1.8 or 50mm f1.8 are good at this..but I cannot spend right now on extra lens..d5000+ 18-55mm kit lens will be the equipment

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