Definition of bokeh, simply gibberish?

Started Mar 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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SaltLakeGuy
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Actually it is the "Character"
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of the out of focus components viewable in the frame. Sometimes the elements can have unpleasant characteristics such as not presents as a perfectly out of focus circular subject and instead have octagonal character, which is less pleasing and the results of a non circular aperture blade arrangement. There can be specular highlights which are annoying and also not pleasing. So in he end when someone says it has "Nice Bokeh" one should assume it means that the out of focus portion of the frame presents itself in a smooth not busy but nicely blurred form in which out of focus subject do not have erratic edges but rather are very smooth and others with circular presentation and not angular.

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