Bokeh on Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 II APO EX DG Macro

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  1. LuckySo-n-So

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    Not bad.
    Nikon D90
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    1/100 sec
    ISO 400
    LSU v. Auburn, October 23, 2009

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    hand held?
     
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    Ahhhhhh!

    Fall colors...
     
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    Ya, not very nice at all on the bokeh, all squared off and nowhere near round, soft, and creamy.

    I count that the lens has an aperture with only 6 blades. To bad. The best bokeh comes with around 9 blades like Nikon's Cream Machine, the 85 mm f/1.4.
     
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    What the hell is Bokeh?
     
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    ..interesting i didnt know different amount of blades made different shape bokeh. Now im glad im getting the 80-200 f2.8 D fron Nikon!
     
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    I am sorry, but that out of focus background is not very "pleasing" to me. Of course, its largely due to whats IN the background that is so distracting. Fantastic subject though! :sexywink:
     
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    Hmm. Thanks for all of your helpful replies. I guess it's just my LSU homerism coming through, but I love the way the purple, gold(yellow), and white are rendered behind the cheerleader, kind of like a Seurat painting. However, once you get out of the stands, and see the people on the sidelines, I can understand how that may not be so pleasing to someone.

    I also understand that a Sigma is not going to produce the results of a Nikkor 1.8 prime or a Canon "L" series lens.

    It seems I may be missing the boat on the elusive "Bokeh." I'm less than a year into this endeavour, so I'll take any help I can get.

    How about an example to show me where my eye is lacking?

    How about this photo? I have been led to assume that this is not bokeh, but just a shallow depth of field.
    Shot with a $150 Sigma 70-300.

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    Thanks again for your comments! :cheers:
     

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