what is "bokeh"?

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    i keep running into this term but have no clue what it means.
     
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    thanks Dan and thanks for that reference site...looks helpful!
     
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    bleh... Nikon users... ;)






    :lol:
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why that remark, Chris?
    Is the word restricted to Nikon users or so?
    Not from what I know.

    By the way, it surprises me to no end that "The Great JonMikal" asks this question.
    Not that I had known what bokeh means when I first came here.
    Actually I was totally clueless.
    But then I put it into Google one day because I wanted some clues, just so I would not longer be so TOTALLY clueLESS any longer, and decided I am happy with the definition "Bokeh stands for the aesthetic quality of the background blur in a photo".

    And it is pronounced with equal stress on both syllables "báw-ké". So they said in that one site that I found (and would now no longer find because I never bookmarked it or so).
     
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    I was just kidding LaFoto. :)
     
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    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    i do this so you'll remove "great" when referencing me ;)
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    But what does it sound like?

    "The JonMikal of TPF" ... so ... normal!

    And you are admitting you KNEW what "bokeh" stands for, after all ;) --- you only want to get rid of the "great"?
    By the way, that Photo Themes thread on "The Land of Bokeh" has some really, really nice examples by TPF members. I like that thread very much! (I like the Photo Themes, but I think I have said so often enough by now.......)
     
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    I have this image of Corinna shouting at someone going "Bad Bokeh!".
     
  11. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    no, i really didn't. i like getting help from this forum rather than searching through hundreds of google hits. tpf hasn't failed me yet :thumbup:
     
  12. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just as an aside, when mirror lenses first became popular, every major news agency had to have some. The Nikkor 500 f/8 was in heavy use with the AP. They have a very unique bokeh, very recognizable. Little doughnuts of color in the background.
     

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