Eamon Hickey

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  • Of the other two articles, one is by Oren Grad, and it's specifically on the terminology surrounding bokeh. I don't have the text of it, unfortunately, so I don't know exactly what it says -- from ...
  • As used in photography, it has a useful specificity regardless of whether you think it refers to the blur, or the quality of the blur. It refers to out-of-focus blur in an image formed by a lens ...
  • Replied in not redundant
    The visual characteristic of the blur is what you're talking about. But when somebody on this forum -- and this happens scores of times a day -- says something like "use a wider aperture to get ...
  • Replied in not redundant
    Actually, it's not. The "OOF" part specifies what type of blur we're describing. OOF blur is different than motion blur. I prefer the term "defocus", as in defocus blur, just because it's shorter ...
  • Yikes, do we have to wind this all the way back to the beginning? The argument has always been over whether the definition, in English, is simply "blur" or whether it's "quality of blur". People ...
  • Yes, Apple is espousing, or more likely echoing, yet another definition here: not just blur, or quality of blur, but specifically beautiful background blur. So by that definition, bokeh can only ...
  • Replied in late 1990s
    The Wikipedia entry on bokeh that Great Bustard has quoted further up in the thread tells the story. In 1997, Photo Techniques magazine published a three-article series on the term, the concept, ...
  • to become a Wikipedia editor. Are you one, by chance, GB? If so, you can add to its knowledge. Mike Johnston is a friend of mine (I'm a Contributing Editor to his blog, actually), but the English ...
  • Well, I'll be perfectly happy if you, Davinator, MediaArchivist et. al. prevail in your effort to promulgate the "quality" definition of bokeh. Not betting any money on it ;-) But perfectly happy ...
  • I think I might take issue with this claim, GB -- I rarely find myself confused about which sense of the word "bokeh" is meant when I see it used. But I have not done a statistical analysis, so I ...
  • We went through this discussion in another thread awhile back, and I don't want to try to convince you one way or the other. But for people reading this thread who are looking for both sides, I'll ...
  • Very small nitpicky point about language.

    This Nikon model is the first camera with the "Nikon" brand name, but it was not the first camera produced by the company now known as Nikon (originally...

  • According to the best available information (educated estimates from Japanese equities analysts) Canon was once able to make about 25% operating profit margins in their DSLR business; Nikon was ...
  • I think this may have been more true 10-20 years ago than it is now. To be sure, Leica is still exploiting their position as a status symbol, with their premium-priced "limited edition" models and ...
  • Replied in fair enough
    Fair enough. I understand why you think your assumptions about the OP's intentions are likely, and I don't think they are unreasonable. My own sense of Chris's comments is that he was allowing for ...
  • Replied in sympathies
    My sympathies: careful and precise reasoning is seldom rewarded on these forums. That's especially true when folks get their high moral dudgeon inflamed. But the specific points that you're making ...
  • Yes, a smartphone light meter app could be great if you're shooting film and don't want to carry your digital camera. Just one caution: The way they work -- i.e. you take a reflected reading off of ...
  • As I'm sure you know, accountants call this gross profit. It's an important figure to know, and it figures very prominently in the way any business computes its pricing structure and performs its ...
  • I work as you do -- i.e. I make my own judgments about how I want to develop a raw, and I don't rely on in-camera looks cooked up by my camera manufacturer. I don't shoot JPEGs at all, so I don't ...
  • To the OP: b2martin has given you a good practical answer if what you want to do is continue working with raw in Lightroom and also emulate the look that your Nikon camera provides when it is set ...
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