What makes good bokeh?

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Questions thread
jopezu Contributing Member • Posts: 595
Re: What makes good bokeh?

1) focal length - longer focal lengths compress backgrounds more.

2) subject-to-background distance - objects and scenery at longer distances behind the subject compress more.

3) lens design/ aperture blade design / sensor size - lots of technical (and sometimes subjective) things going on here, but some lens designs are just better at rendering bokeh than others.

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