Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by JonMikal, Nov 23, 2005.
i keep running into this term but have no clue what it means.
thanks Dan and thanks for that reference site...looks helpful!
bleh... Nikon users...
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).
I was just kidding LaFoto.
i do this so you'll remove "great" when referencing me
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.......)
I have this image of Corinna shouting at someone going "Bad Bokeh!".
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:
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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