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    With current editing software, it is reasonably easy to create blur* effect. Would you still get a eg prime len f/1.2 for bokeh for portrait?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapao View Post
    With current editing software, it is reasonably easy to create blur(bokeh) effect. Would you still get a eg prime len f/1.2 for bokeh for portrait?
    blur is not bokeh. bokeh is not blur.

    bokeh refers to the quality and characteristic of the blur but is not the blur itself.

    Software can imitate out of focus blur, but will take a great deal of work (and skill) to get it to look realistic. While you can just use a prime lens and get it done in a few snaps. Which will you prefer?

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    agreed with Daredevil123 . . . anyway i still prefer using my prime . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by weegk View Post
    agreed with Daredevil123 . . . anyway i still prefer using my prime . . .

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    photographers FOR THE WIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    blur is not bokeh. bokeh is not blur.

    bokeh refers to the quality and characteristic of the blur but is not the blur itself.

    Software can imitate out of focus blur, but will take a great deal of work (and skill) to get it to look realistic. While you can just use a prime lens and get it done in a few snaps. Which will you prefer?
    bokeh is the light reflection or source that got blurred out creating aesthetic shapes on the background, so far i haven't see any software that can immitate that
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnipSnap91 View Post
    photographers FOR THE WIN
    hmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    bokeh is the light reflection or source that got blurred out creating aesthetic shapes on the background, so far i haven't see any software that can immitate that
    It is doable. everything is doable. It all depends on how much money and equipment and time you are willing to throw at it. Look at pixar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    bokeh is the light reflection or source that got blurred out creating aesthetic shapes on the background, so far i haven't see any software that can immitate that
    I have to say that your definition of bokeh is not so correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    bokeh is the light reflection or source that got blurred out creating aesthetic shapes on the background, so far i haven't see any software that can immitate that
    No, not correct. What you are referring to are specular highlights, which can help determine the bokeh characteristics of a lens.

    Bokeh, plain and simply, is the quality of the out-of-focus area and how much it contributes to the picture (or detracts from it).

    so even if you have buttery smooth bokeh, if it actually distracts from the subject, it's considered "bad".
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    Prime lens =)
    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    blur is not bokeh. bokeh is not blur.

    bokeh refers to the quality and characteristic of the blur but is not the blur itself.

    Software can imitate out of focus blur, but will take a great deal of work (and skill) to get it to look realistic. While you can just use a prime lens and get it done in a few snaps. Which will you prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapao View Post
    Prime lens =)
    There you go. you have your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weegk View Post
    agreed with Daredevil123 . . . anyway i still prefer using my prime . . .

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    Nowadays a good photographer is skill in their post processing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weegk View Post
    agreed with Daredevil123 . . . anyway i still prefer using my prime . . .

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    mm. software one fuzzy blur only... good quality bokeh makes lightsources look very round... just my own interpretation

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    It is doable. everything is doable. It all depends on how much money and equipment and time you are willing to throw at it. Look at pixar.
    i dun know the one i saw produced by software is very2 distinguisable(like someone put a blur filter on top and under the focus part of the picture), have to see to believe(one processed and one taken out directly of a camera with prime)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    No, not correct. What you are referring to are specular highlights, which can help determine the bokeh characteristics of a lens.

    Bokeh, plain and simply, is the quality of the out-of-focus area and how much it contributes to the picture (or detracts from it).

    so even if you have buttery smooth bokeh, if it actually distracts from the subject, it's considered "bad".
    well in general i'm pretty much understand on that but when i put it into words i got blurred on how to compose it
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    mm. software one fuzzy blur only... good quality bokeh makes lightsources look very round... just my own interpretation
    Have you tried Bokeh 2? It's getting better and easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    i dun know the one i saw produced by software is very2 distinguisable(like someone put a blur filter on top and under the focus part of the picture), have to see to believe(one processed and one taken out directly of a camera with prime)



    well in general i'm pretty much understand on that but when i put it into words i got blurred on how to compose it
    With enough money, you can hire a bunch of photoshop experts who will make it look real. No need software.

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    amazing work!!!!!!!!!!1

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    I using PSE, u using Bokeh2? Show us some before and after masterpiece. ^^
    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Have you tried Bokeh 2? It's getting better and easier.

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