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Which lenses for Nikon cameras has the best bokeh ?

mvheystmvheyst Member
edited August 2012 in Nikon
I am interested in a list of lenses for Nikon cameras which has the best bokeh (out of focus area).

Will you rank lenses for Nikon cameras from best to worse based on bokeh quality ?

If you find a lens has a very poor bokeh, also mention it.

(This is subjective, and people will vary in their preferences, so there is no right or wrong answer. You may post pictures to support your claims.)

Definition of bokeh:
In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—"good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.

Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh

Definition of "Depth of field":
In optics, particularly as it relates to film and photography, depth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image. Although a lens can precisely focus at only one distance at a time, the decrease in sharpness is gradual on each side of the focused distance, so that within the DOF, the unsharpness is imperceptible under normal viewing conditions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field



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