Bokeh and DOF explanation link at Bob Atkins

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by WT21, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
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  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I think the most important take away is that bokeh refers to the quality of the blur and depth of field refers to the quantity.

    The part about near/far out of focus was interesting. I've always wondered about the effect of the physical size of the aperture (as opposed to the fstop)
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  3. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    The misuse of the term "bokeh" by those who believe it to mean shallow DOF is one of my pet peeves. Unfortunately, Bob's piece probably won't reach enough people to have much impact on those who don't get it.
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