The Emperor's New Clothes aka the E Mount Zeiss 24mm

Started Sep 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
Michael Kaufman
Michael Kaufman Senior Member • Posts: 2,714
Re: Meaning of the word bokeh

John Bean (UK) wrote:

I often use deliberately restricted DoF with "infinity" landscape-style shots with short lenses to enhance the "3D" effect without losing the background context. With this kind of image the smoothness of the bokeh in the slightly defocussed background makes a big difference to the overall look of the image, with bad bokeh attracting attention and defeating (or even reversing) the intention of the image.

I am having trouble picturing even a slightly defocussed background on a landscape-style shot.

Could you post an example or two so I could see what you mean?

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