Ok thanks Rashkae for getting me to look up what bokeh actually means
"In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light"." - from wikipedia.
So its more like the quality of the background blur rather than the quantity of it.
Also shooting cosplayers at cosplay events is more like event photography rather than cosplay photography. Proper cosplay photography aims to recreate the feel of the original material which the characters are based from - the cosplayers will try to make an accurate costume, and learn the poses of their characters, the photographer will try to select an appropriate location and lighting (or set up his own) and shoot the cosplayer accordingly.
Virtually all the lenses from Rain5533's list can and have been used with good results (maybe not the 28 lol too new).
He he but the 28mm is more suitable for crop sensor.Originally Posted by CorneliusK
If outdoor I will going for 70-200mm VR2.
If indoor shoot will be prefer on 24-70 f2.8 or 50mm f1.8 or 85mm f1.4G on portraits lens.
Just depend on the limited space right.
If very limit space then go for 24mm in FX body. If the DX maybe can decide on 11-16 f2.8.
But I have no experience on Cosplay shots.
If portraits yes..
Last time only used my LX3 for shots the one piece pose.
I read that too~ its more like quality of the blur "light" in your image rather than just blur~
Or else you will just get gaussian blur~
Last edited by blazin; 16th July 2012 at 08:59 PM.
Canon EOS 7D | 15-85mm | 50mm f1.8 | Sigma 35mm f1.4 A | 580 EXII
Aiyo. Haha. Tks for all d explanation ya. Agree tat I've got lotz more to learn. Appreciate d efforts guys. Cheers. Let's chill ya.
Sony A7/ Sigma 19-2.8 E/ CV 35-1.7 ASPH/ FE 55-1.8/ MC Rokkor 58-1.2/ Pentax SMC K 135-2.5