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Old 08-06-2008, 18:57   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

Was pleasantly surprised at the decent bokeh on the Nikon 70-300 VR lens this afternoon. Was playing with fill in flash & noticed the bokeh in the background of this shot. 100% crop of section just to show part of subject (daughter & hat) & then background some 15 feet behind. (no post processing of any kind)



Nikon D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/4.5 , 110mm

For ref here is the test shot I cropped from. Ignore WB as Green parasol above her head

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Old 08-06-2008, 19:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

That does look good!
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Old 08-06-2008, 19:09   #3 (permalink)
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Yes that does look very nice.
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Old 08-06-2008, 22:58   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

That lens Dave, is very good indeed.
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

Very nice Dave, i enjoy using my 70-210, wouldn't mind a go 70-300 from what I've seen.
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That looks fantastic
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

someone wanna explain to me what's nice about it? I'm really not getting it. Much rather have creamy goodness than these orrible, distracting and unsightly circles...

Do people actually prefer these wee circly things?
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

mmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and all for alot less than a 70 200vr, Plus ur arms dont fall off either!!
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

I think by definition it is classed as bad bokeh... with the circle within a circle scenario, am sure I've read that somewhere, but as with all things photography its personal taste and it wouldn't do for us all to be the same
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I think by definition it is classed as bad bokeh... with the circle within a circle scenario, am sure I've read that somewhere, but as with all things photography its personal taste and it wouldn't do for us all to be the same
Yep I have seen it described in that manner, but also to the contrary Here Mark had his take :- http://www.pixalo.com/community/phot...keh-13063.html
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

ah right so r peeps saying it's good* coz it's circular rather than hexagonal?





*With the caveat that it's down to taste.
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

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someone wanna explain to me what's nice about it? I'm really not getting it. Much rather have creamy goodness than these orrible, distracting and unsightly circles...

Do people actually prefer these wee circly things?

Well I guess Dave would have needed a 300 f2.8 @ f2.8 to get that really diffuse (perfect) background. I'm sure he'd be delighted to try one out if you are offering?

Circular highlights are much nicer than 5,6,7 or 8 sided highlights, again IMO.
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Well I guess Dave would have needed a 300 f2.8 @ f2.8 to get that really diffuse (perfect) background. I'm sure he'd be delighted to try one out if you are offering?
As well as the 85mm f/1.4D AF NIKKOR and the 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NIKKOR.

It appears as though all the Nikon rounded diaphram lenses produce the creamy goodness. Although as you imply, they are all funny money.

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Circular highlights are much nicer than 5,6,7 or 8 sided highlights, again IMO.
Agreed 100% there

Although I don't like the circular highlights, my point wasn't to criticise, it was just to understand why people liked it. I hadn't realised they where comparing with hexagonal highlights.
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Re: Bokeh on Nikon 70-300 VR lens

Indeed, the bokeh of 70-300 is pretty nice. Here's a comparison with the Nikon 80-200 F2.8 AF-S: Nikon zoom bokeh comparison: 80-200mm f/2.8 vs. 70-300mm VR
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