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    Default Who cares about bokeh?

    Contrary to what others have said that Nikon 50mm F/1.4 glass have nice bokeh, well.. it's nice only at its widest 1.4 or 1.6 but higher than than, say a still wider 2 or 2.8 apertures, I guess it isn't really that nice as you can see already the blade curves.

    Check this first shot taken at f/2.5, while the second taken at f/1.4. Arguably, should one really care about bokeh?



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    Default Re: Who cares about bokeh?

    Does the nikon lens really only have a 7-bladed aperture???

    I love the bokeh of my minolta lenses, thanks...
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    Default Re: Who cares about bokeh?

    the "one" to ask is yourself i guess? and/or your clients if you get paid to shoot images...

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    Ya, I care
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    Default Re: Who cares about bokeh?

    Nope, it has been well reviewed that the 50mm1.4 does not have very good bokeh.
    Mine is as harsh as yours.

    I am sure most would want their lens to have good bokeh

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    Default Re: Who cares about bokeh?

    This topic sparked a little interest in me, hence I googled and found these:

    Bokeh Test
    Bokeh

    Interesting to find out more on bokeh. But I guess at the end of the day, it's whether or not you/your customers are pleased. Sorry if I make it seem like you guys don't know what bokeh is but thought it might help the less knowledgeable (like me) when they stumble upon the thread.

    After all, bokeh is a term that will definitely be flying around.

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    Default Re: Who cares about bokeh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Does the nikon lens really only have a 7-bladed aperture???

    I love the bokeh of my minolta lenses, thanks...
    My Nikon 200mm Micro has 9-bladed aperture.

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    Interesting...... Bokeh means Blur in Japanese

    boke ぼけ, "blur") is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens.[1] Different lens bokeh produces different aesthetic qualities in out-of-focus backgrounds, which are often used to reduce distractions and emphasize the primary subject.
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    Default Re: Who cares about bokeh?

    You'll care about bokeh when you start to take in the whole picture, and when the bad bokeh gnaws at you. You can't avoid seeing it in every picture you take with that lens and you always try to stop down to minimise bokeh.

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    all my nikkors are 9 bladed including the zooms.... bokeh is not just the number of aperture blades, but the texture of the oof areas, color/contrast.
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    Default Re: Who cares about bokeh?

    Of course! That's why i got a f1.2
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    yes i do care and the 105/2.5 does magic especially when you are not too far away from the subject!

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    Here's an interesting link that compared a few lens http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/reviews/d80/index.htm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO View Post
    the "one" to ask is yourself i guess? and/or your clients if you get paid to shoot images...
    Agree. It's really quite subjective. Personally, I care

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    I generally agreed that this is a personal preference...

    ... however, I do not generally care about bokeh. Heh.
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    i guess one look most would not really care about the bokeh of each pictures... but if you happen to like this picture and start to start at it... in the first picture i find that a hexgon on the left... kinda distract me away from the main focus...

    My guess is if we're talking about human portraits... a lens with good bokeh is still preferred...

    My personal preference don't kill me hor..
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