Question: Bad Bokeh / Good Bokeh

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 11,940
Re: Question: Bad Bokeh / Good Bokeh

ilikespam wrote:

Would someone be willing to post 'good bokeh' for comparison?

As others have said, "good" is as much a matter of opinion as hard fact.  In this one I wanted the OOF flowers to be an integral part of the picture ...

K-5, DA*200/2.8 at f/5.6

... whereas here I wanted to lose them (note that bokeh applies to OOF areas in front of the subject as well as behind.

K-5, DA*200/2.8 at f/5.6

This one's trickier, with the OOF blooms closer to the main subject and softening further back.

DFA100/2.8 macro at f/4

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