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Andy Ang

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Need as low an aperture number you can get.

Or you can try panning. Move the cam along with a moving subject.
 

ortega

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you mean shallow Depth of field?

to get shallow dof you need

• longer focal lenght
• bigger aperture (smaller f number)
• shorter camera to subject distance
• longer subject to bg distance

bokeh is the quality of blur and not the actual blur
 

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simple term, put subject between minimum focusing distance and infinity *not on infinity* then shoot with the widest aperture.

the nearer the subject towards the minimum focusing distance will render background blurer, if subject nearer to infinity will render background sharper.
 

gavintan

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Den in lens wise? Means that i hav to get 50mm lens with f/1.4... 1 Noob question 50mm F/1.4 got no zoom rite ?
 

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Den in lens wise? Means that i hav to get 50mm lens with f/1.4... 1 Noob question 50mm F/1.4 got no zoom rite ?
#1, 50mm, is a fixed focal lens, not zoom (vari-focal lens).
#2, you can get a nice blur b/g (shallow Depth of field) with kit lens also, as long you get close enough with you subject, with a bigger aperture setting.
#3, if you want to shoot a full length portraits with blur b/g (shallow Depth of field), you need a longer focal length lens with bigger aperture setting.
#4, basically all big aperture lenses perform well while shooting wide open, but this does not mean you can't shoot nice portraits with consumer grade/ low range (zoom) lenses
 

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Den in lens wise? Means that i hav to get 50mm lens with f/1.4... 1 Noob question 50mm F/1.4 got no zoom rite ?
No need f1.4

f2 also can get bokeh... heck I get bokeh even with f8 (although at a distance of course)
 

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It depends on how far your bg from your subject. The further the bg, the more blur it gets. Of cuz, aperture play a big role too. The f/2.8 definitely get blurrer bg compare to f/5. Focal length also. 200mm can definitely gets blurrer bg compare to 50mm. Below is a great DOF video to learn.

Video of Depth of Field
 

giantcanopy

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:D.. a ( Nikon ) DC lens can also give u a nice bg blur with varying control
( again dependent on the distance betw subject and bg )
 

gohaj

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Many lenses from Nikon produced good bokeh (that I know):
Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4D IF
Nikon AF DC 105mm f/2D
Nikon AF DC 135mm f/2D
Nikon AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
 

gavintan

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Haha...oic...lidat la.....i use canon 400d ;p....yesterday bought a 50mm f/1.8 and a 16-35mm f/2.8L USM...hehe...i got 1 photography kaki told me 50mm f/1.8 quite slow reacting lens and need to be careful wif the angle shots u take..is that true?
 

kelccm

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Haha...oic...lidat la.....i use canon 400d ;p....yesterday bought a 50mm f/1.8 and a 16-35mm f/2.8L USM...hehe...i got 1 photography kaki told me 50mm f/1.8 quite slow reacting lens and need to be careful wif the angle shots u take..is that true?
When you compare the 50mm f/1.8 to the 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, the 50mm f/1.8 will definitely focus slower. But if you compare the 50mm f/1.8 to other consumer lenses or 3rd party lenses, it is definitely not a slouch.

As for being careful with the angle, I don't really get it. But with photography, I would suggest that you experiment with all the various angle, be more creative.
 

kivcarrot

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bro, you left out the good old

Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Many lenses from Nikon produced good bokeh (that I know):
Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4D IF
Nikon AF DC 105mm f/2D
Nikon AF DC 135mm f/2D
Nikon AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
 

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Haha...oic...lidat la.....i use canon 400d ;p....yesterday bought a 50mm f/1.8 and a 16-35mm f/2.8L USM...hehe...i got 1 photography kaki told me 50mm f/1.8 quite slow reacting lens and need to be careful wif the angle shots u take..is that true?
Since you got 50mm f1.8. Try it with 1/2 body portrait against a distance background at largest aperture f1.8, you should get what you want.
 

westwest2

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Many lenses from Nikon produced good bokeh (that I know):
Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4D IF
Nikon AF DC 105mm f/2D
Nikon AF DC 135mm f/2D
Nikon AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
does 70-200 produce good bokeh? i dun feel so...
 

gohaj

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Haha...oic...lidat la.....i use canon 400d ;p....yesterday bought a 50mm f/1.8 and a 16-35mm f/2.8L USM...

These few lenses from Canon produced good bokeh (that I know):
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L I USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM

There may be more lenses from Canon that produced good bokeh as well.
 

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