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Thread: OK I give up. What is Bokeh??

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    Default OK I give up. What is Bokeh??

    It's some DOF effect right? See it everywhere but don't know what it is....

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    It refers to the background blur effect created by a short DOF using wide open apertures..

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    Ahh...so desu ne.. thanks!

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    small aperture (high number e.g f16, f22, etc ) = Sharp subject and backgrounds.

    Large aperture (low number e.g f1.4, f2.8, etc) = blur background, sharp subjects ...

    Notice tat the way we say Large aperture is actually referring to SMALL 'f' numbers.

    Vice versa when we say SMALL aperture, we are referring to BIG 'f' numbers.

    PS: correct me if i'm wrong ~

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    Read this may help: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/bokeh.htm

    Cheers.

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    er ............ just curious ... wat is Bokeh ???

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    Depth of Field (DOF) should be described using "shallow" or "deep". Not long or short.

    There is three factors that affect the DOF. All three factors play an important part.

    1) Focal length

    The longer the focal length, the shallower the DOF.

    2) Aperture

    The larger the aperture (or lower f number), the shallower the DOF.

    3) Subject to lens distance

    The near the subject to the lens, the shallower the DOF.

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    Originally posted by West_ray
    er ............ just curious ... wat is Bokeh ???
    Originally posted by Peculiar
    It refers to the background blur effect created by a short DOF using wide open apertures..

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    Hmm.. had initially thought it was some inexplicable malay word.....

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