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    Default Re: why are people so hung up on bokeh?

    So that it compensates my lousy skill....when I show people my picture .....people will say "wow...nice bokeh" instead of "wow....nice picture"

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i make you one heart bokeh lens, only can shoot heart bokeh..

    then you will understand hee hee hee
    i saw before that site liao la, know how to make.. lol.

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    hw do you test the shape of a bokeh say when u're buying a new lens?

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    Default Re: why are people so hung up on bokeh?

    Quote Originally Posted by rphotography View Post
    hw do you test the shape of a bokeh say when u're buying a new lens?
    Shoot something with out of focused specular highlights.



    But would you consider that as a factor of ur lens purchase ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Shoot something with out of focused specular highlights.

    But would you consider that as a factor of ur lens purchase ?

    Ryan
    not surprised that some will do that, looking at the number of reviews that actually pinpoint the shape of bokeh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tester99 View Post
    not surprised that some will do that, looking at the number of reviews that actually pinpoint the shape of bokeh..
    The only time I get to know the shape of the oof specular highlights is when i already bought and use the lens after that


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    Default Re: why are people so hung up on bokeh?

    oh well, does it still matter to you now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tester99 View Post
    oh well, does it still matter to you now?
    Does it matter when I decide on lenses to buy? Most likely not.

    Does it make the picture more asethetically pleasing? To me, yes.

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    For me, bokeh is a measure of how good you can control the DOF you would like to achieve, and also to bring out the subject from the foreground/background.

    And when bokeh comes in as a measure, people tend to start comparing the "creaminess" of the bokeh... And that's where "people are so hung up on bokeh".

    If I wouldn't care for bokeh, then a simple PnS will cover most of the jobs (despite the IQ)
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    Default Re: why are people so hung up on bokeh?

    Because too many people have tunnel vision and focus too much on one small minor part which has been overhyped in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Shoot something with out of focused specular highlights.


    But would you consider that as a factor of ur lens purchase ?

    Ryan
    nope. nvr bothered abt bokehs actually

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    Default Re: why are people so hung up on bokeh?

    As long as the bokeh is not as destructive like mirror lens's, I'm fine with any bokeh.

    http://www.photozone.de/images/8Revi...00_8/bokeh.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    So that it compensates my lousy skill....when I show people my picture .....people will say "wow...nice bokeh" instead of "wow....nice picture"
    Sadly this resonates with a lot more truth than it should. Meaning when the photo on display is ordinary and nothing special people will say "nice bokeh"...

    ...it does seem to be a very sought after "goal" here on CS, almost like it's some "holy grail" of the local photography scene?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aselley View Post
    Sadly this resonates with a lot more truth than it should. Meaning when the photo on display is ordinary and nothing special people will say "nice bokeh"...

    ...it does seem to be a very sought after "goal" here on CS, almost like it's some "holy grail" of the local photography scene?
    in general, a lot of the photographer population (usually male, sadly) tend to pursue a lot of funny things, like

    1) fast ultrawide lens
    2) absolute corner to corner sharpness, even when wide open, which is weird, especially for landscape lenses
    3) high iso capabilities, when they do not usually shoot that much in the dark
    4) image quality comparisons, even when they know nothing about photography basics, in the end the camera shoot on auto, use iso 6400 and f/2.8 for night scene, they complain WHY SO GRAINY

    bokeh is just one more thing to pursue.. i say, nothing wrong with that, but when you end up pursuing more demands for gear rather than taking photographs with the gear.. then something is basically wrong with your concept of photography..

    maybe should rename yourself as "camera collector", instead of "photographer".. then can start a forum called "clubdrycabinet" instead of "clubsnap"

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    in general, a lot of the photographer population (usually male, sadly) tend to pursue a lot of funny things, like...
    ...then can start a forum called "clubdrycabinet" instead of "clubsnap"


    I think men in general often pursue a lot of funny things
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    Quote Originally Posted by aselley View Post


    I think men in general often pursue a lot of funny things
    i certainly agree with this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akatsuki View Post
    i certainly agree with this
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    Quote Originally Posted by aselley View Post

    I think men in general often pursue a lot of funny things
    I dun pursue funny things leh

    All i ask for is a nice picture at the end of the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by billycadiz View Post
    And will never be contented!
    And, I very easily contented one....

    Juz give me 1DsMKIII, the full range of L lens and lifetime free servicing then I contented for life liao

    Very simple right

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    Default Re: why are people so hung up on bokeh?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    bokeh is just one more thing to pursue.. i say, nothing wrong with that, but when you end up pursuing more demands for gear rather than taking photographs with the gear.. then something is basically wrong with your concept of photography..

    maybe should rename yourself as "camera collector", instead of "photographer".. then can start a forum called "clubdrycabinet" instead of "clubsnap"
    If you dun shoot much, surely u need to be nit picky at something else photographically related ma ..

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