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August 24, 2010 @ 06:25 PM
BKBROWN

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What lens/camera(settingsconfused would be good for making one of those pics where only one thing would be in focus and the background is all blurry

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August 24, 2010 @ 06:28 PM
Yom

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u need a lens with a high f stop, like f1.8 or higher

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August 24, 2010 @ 06:51 PM
BKBROWN

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thanks. any suggestions?

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August 24, 2010 @ 07:33 PM
AW

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^first off, what camera do you have??
August 24, 2010 @ 10:50 PM
BKBROWN

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i dont have one yet. i was thinking maybe d80 or something.
i want something not too expensive but still decent

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August 25, 2010 @ 12:26 AM
calintz

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well if you get either a nikon or canon, they both should have 50mm f/1.8 lens that would be enough to get that effect you want
August 25, 2010 @ 12:56 AM
AW

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Also, i think the "effect" you're talking about is called "Depth of Field"
August 25, 2010 @ 08:43 PM
TheRealBoat

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You would need something like a 50mm f/1.8. Its a great lens for the price.
August 26, 2010 @ 02:00 AM
Koven

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What lens/camera(settingsconfused would be good for making one of those pics where only one thing would be in focus and the background is all blurry



Nikkor 50mm 1.2





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August 26, 2010 @ 02:38 PM
Homeless

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^ too little*
August 26, 2010 @ 09:24 PM
sh3liqu3

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You basically need a SLR/DSLR. Look on the web for used ones or shoot with a friends to get the jist of it
August 26, 2010 @ 09:42 PM
Koven

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imo toooo much depth of field is a bit cheesy and cliche for ppl starting out in photography, f/1.2 seems insane lol


You do know you can change your aperture to whatever you want right? A lens with a max apeture of 1.2 will be way sharper results at f1.8 then a lens with a max apeture of f1.8.

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August 26, 2010 @ 10:07 PM
BKBROWN

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You do know you can change your aperture to whatever you want right? A lens with a max apeture of 1.2 will way sharper results at f1.8 then a lens with a max apeture of f1.8.


dang thanks i didnt know that

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August 26, 2010 @ 10:41 PM
Koven

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dang thanks i didnt know that


lol the more you know.

Anyways you can pretty much get a blurry background with any lens. If you get a D80 with the kit lens, you can shoot in portrait mode. It should isolate your subject blur out the distracting background.

the one with the lady in the day and the one with the guy with the start at night.



Or go in manual or aperture priority mode and shoot at your highest aperture. (the lowest number it goes to) Then put your camera in manual focus. Then just adjust the focus ring until you get what you want in focus, everything else should be pretty blurry. If you have the 18-55mm lens then Id go to 55mm and stand back a couple feet.

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September 1, 2010 @ 11:17 AM
$VPREMCLINTELE

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I just get that effect randomly on my digital
September 2, 2010 @ 11:40 PM
Mytur

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well if you get either a nikon or canon, they both should have 50mm f/1.8 lens that would be enough to get that effect you want


Pretty much this. There's also an f/1.4 which is a bit more costly. You could get really nice bokeh effects with lights in the background too.
September 5, 2010 @ 11:40 AM
BKBROWN

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yeah i like the depth of field thing with lights in the background that make circles

do u know what i mean

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September 5, 2010 @ 12:11 PM
hypoh

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yeah i like the depth of field thing with lights in the background that make circles

do u know what i mean


bokeh
September 5, 2010 @ 05:18 PM
Koven

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yeah i like the depth of field thing with lights in the background that make circles

do u know what i mean


depth of field is whats in focus, Bokeh is whats out of focus.

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September 5, 2010 @ 06:39 PM
BKBROWN

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thanks. is bokeh done with the lens types you told me or is it different

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September 5, 2010 @ 11:16 PM
Koven

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thanks. is bokeh done with the lens types you told me or is it different


You can get bokeh with any lens but the lower the max aperture (the f number) the easier it is.

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September 12, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
Exotic

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If you have the 18-55mm lens then Id go to 55mm and stand back a couple feet.


Sorry I'm a noob to photography, but with an 18-55mm lens, if you go to 55mm, the aperture goes to like f/5.6 so wouldnt it be best to be at 18mm and stand close?
September 16, 2010 @ 02:50 AM
jassmine12

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i don't have much knowledge on that but i can only suggest you to ask an expert for that.
September 16, 2010 @ 01:44 PM
Koven

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Sorry I'm a noob to photography, but with an 18-55mm lens, if you go to 55mm, the aperture goes to like f/5.6 so wouldnt it be best to be at 18mm and stand close?


I remember reading somewhere that you get better bokeh the more your zoomed in. Because whats out of focus is farther away. But yeh 3.5 will give you a thinner depth of field but its not really that big of a difference.

If you really want shallow depth of field, get something that goes 1.8 or lower.

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September 23, 2010 @ 10:17 PM
TALIBAN

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I remember reading somewhere that you get better bokeh the more your zoomed in. Because whats out of focus is farther away. But yeh 3.5 will give you a thinner depth of field but its not really that big of a difference.

If you really want shallow depth of field, get something that goes 1.8 or lower.


yeah, i think you do get better bokeh when you're zoomed in cus its more focused on that subject. but yeah like everyone else said, an aperture of 1.8 is great. both nikon and cannon have 50mm 1.8s, and 1.4s.

You can also try macro lenses. I remember borrowing my boys 55mm micro nikkor f/3.5 and it gave me incredible bokeh. i didnt expect that from such a small aperture.
September 23, 2010 @ 11:38 PM
Kwesi

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Just got a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 for my D3000 and it's phenomenal. Great lens and its hella cheap like 120, (You can find cheaper on eBay)it's a must have lens.
September 27, 2010 @ 06:14 AM
eulogieh

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The Canon 50mm 1.8 works wonders too
and hella cheap (build quality sucks though, but whatever)
September 27, 2010 @ 10:18 AM
Faustz

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Can a high end compact like the lx5 ever get such bokeh quality? or must you always have to use dslrs
September 29, 2010 @ 09:08 PM
Koven

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Can a high end compact like the lx5 ever get such bokeh quality? or must you always have to use dslrs


Nope, the sensor is about 10 times smaller then a DSLR and it doesent take in light the same way to get real bokeh (circles of confusion), If you want that in a small package then go for a Micro 4/3s (olympus ep1, Panasonic GF1) or a digital range finder. (leica M series)

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September 30, 2010 @ 05:52 AM
Faustz

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