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Bokeh describes the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photograph.

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What lens for my Nikon D3100 will provide great bokeh and keep up with fast-moving kids?

I have a Nikon D3100. I'm trying to buy a lens that will mainly take outside pictures of kids with great bokeh. I can't decide between 35, 50, or 85mm. I'm worried about autofocus as well. With ...
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What technical factors make bokeh particularly trendy in recent years?

I have read on more then one occasion that bokeh or shallow depth of field is trendy currently. I am specifically interested in reasoning why this may be the case. I understand that bokeh is trendy ...
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Can UV haze and high-contrast sunlight affect the appearance of bokeh?

A post on dpreview makes the claim: UV haze and high contrasts in sunny days will make any good lens a poor bokeh performer and bokeh will likely be fuzzy and chaotic. Bokehs [sic] look best in ...
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How can I find C Mount lenses which would work well on Micro Four Thirds?

It's easy to find people complaining about vignetting and poor fits, so what should someone know before buying the adapter and lens? Which C Mount lenses are a good buy? What are the likely focal ...
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Can I achieve synthetic bokeh?

In order to have a good separation of the subject from the background you usually use fast lens with high aperture and so on. Can this, however, be achieved purely digitally?
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How can I use wide aperture with fill flash?

I was working with an off-camera flash this weekend for some portraits of my son. I was shooting in medium sunlight (early morning, partly cloudy, w/ some shade), and I like the lighting control I ...
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Is the bokeh in this picture naturally occurring, or added in post-processing?

Click here for picture I feel like the blur is not natural. Looks like it was Gaussian Blurred with the couple as the center. What do you guys think?
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DOF, bokeh, Nikon P100 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it possible to take shallow depth of field photos with point-and-shoot cameras? What are the depth-of-field capabilities of point & shoot cameras? I have seen ...
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How is Bokeh created?

I am not asking how to create a bokeh effect. I found the answer to that quesiton here: Best way to get shaped bokeh? The answers on that question say you basically cut out an image from a piece of ...
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Is depth of field and bokeh influenced by distance to the subject?

I know that the aperture size has a direct effect on the depth of field. However, what about distance to the subject? Let's say I took two pictures, one at 24mm and one at 70mm, using the same lens ...
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Has anyone used Alien Skin Bokeh?

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with using the Alien Skin Bokeh application. Is it worthwhile, or it gimmicky? Thanks!
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How to avoid a halo around the edges?

I am just post-processing some pictures I took last spring. On lots of them, I notice a halo around the edges of objects which are slightly outside the focused depth. I shot without a tripod, with ...
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Why do some DSLRs take good bokeh and others do not?

what is the mechanical explanations as to why some cameras can take good bokeh and not others. do lenses have a role too?