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If you're a photographer, chances are you're at least somewhat familiar with the word "bokeh". Originally a Japanese term for how lenses render the out-of-focus parts of an image, it's rapidly turning into the latest photography buzzword. Most people have little idea of what bokeh really means, though, thinking that any kind of blurry background is "good bokeh." If they knew just slig
Shooting at f/1.4 or a similarly fast aperture is a lot of fun. You get awesome bokeh, gorgeous out of focus areas and a lot of interesting depth to your images. However, it can be very tricky to nail your focus. The margin for error is very thin. Portrait photographer Manny Ortiz has three techniques for helping you get perfect focus even when you are shooting at very wide apertures. Ortiz's
HTC has launched a new variant of its U11 smartphone called the HTC U11 Eyes, and it's built specifically for selfie takers (cue eye roll). The name "Eyes" refers to the handset's chief feature: dual front-facing cameras, which resemble a pair of eyes and bring features like live bokeh and post-focusing to selfies.HTC packs some other premium features into the model, including an 18:9 ratio Full
Photographer Mathieu Stern, is known for his videos featuring old or otherwise odd lenses. His latest video is a special Christmas video featuring a trio of vintage lenses which all exhibit "crazy bokeh." It seems that "bokeh" is all the rage these days, with manufacturers and photographers alike all throwing around the latest optical buzz word. In the video below, Stern uses a Porst 50mm f/1.2 l
A new website called Bokeh Market aims to take some of the work out of buying and selling used camera gear by providing users with real-time market value info. The website, which is free to use, provides a graph showing an item's value over time, its individual seller rating and, when possible, its trusted seller value. The site also culls active listings for the item from various online destinat
Want to take your iPhone 7 Plus or 8 Plus beyond Portrait mode? Focos is an app that takes bokeh to the next level while also giving you the ability to choose your focus point after your shoot your photos.Focos was created by Xiaodong Wang, the developer behind two top apps in the iTunes App Store in 2015 and 2016, Colorburn and MaxCurve.“As a beginner having no prior photo shooting experie
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If you're a fan of really bright prime lenses, Olympus has great news for you today. The company has just unveiled two new M.Zuiko ED Pro-badged f/1.2 optics with 17mm and 45mm focal lengths, respectively. The pair are similar in many respects to the existing M.Zuiko ED 25mm f1.2 Pro prime lens, which we crowned as our standard prime lens of the year back at the end of 2016. Like that optic,
While there have been lenses with fast maximum apertures for a long time, it seems that bokeh is particularly trendy these days. You can spend a lot of money on lenses with wide apertures and dreamy bokeh. What if you could create natural-looking bokeh in Photoshop instead of having to capture it in camera? A new tutorial from Phlearn shows you how to achieve stunning bokeh effects in Photoshop.
If you have ever scoffed at a mere 9 or 11 aperture blades, then Oprema Optik's latest Indiegogo campaign is a must-see. The German lens maker, Oprema Jena, is resurrecting the Biotar 58mm f/2 optic, including its unique and "world record" 17-blade aperture design. What's old is new again. This is Oprema's second lens project following a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Biotar 75


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