Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by LuckySo-n-So, Oct 24, 2009.
LSU v. Auburn, October 23, 2009
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.
What the hell is Bokeh?
Spend 5 minutes and learn.
..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!
You can make your own bokeh shapes if you want...
DIY - Create your own Bokeh | DIYPhotography.net
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!
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.
Thanks again for your comments! :cheers:
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