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Group Description

Rediscovering a small moment in photography called “Bokeh”.
There are so many photographs with Bokeh hidden in our everyday lives.

But we don’t recognize them.
and even when we do recognize them, we tend to unconsciously reset our
minds and forget what we’ve seen.

But we believe that Bokeh is what makes our photographs so
interesting, so rich.

That’s why we want to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and
reshaping Bokeh into something that’s easy to understand.

We’d like the people who’ve come upon Bokeh: Smooth & Silky to feel these
small “Bokeh moments” intuitively.

That’s our job.

What, we think, you should know

Commenting: You're encouraged(but not required) to comment on other photographs in the pool. Our group link: (from <a href="">Bokeh S&S</a>)

Posting: 3 posts by the same person is the maximum allowed.

Tagging: Please tag your submissions "bokeh".

1/5 Policy: We'll be removing any images that contain an insignificant amount(less than 20% of total area) of OOF background/foreground. This group was intended to display bokeh photography, therefore bokeh must an important part of your image.

Helpful discussions to check:

Check if your photo qualifies for bokeh |
Bokeh and Hardware

Bokeh with various lenses:

Canon 24mm f/1.4L
Bokeh with the Canon 35mm f/1.4L
Bokeh with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (Kit lens)
Bokeh with Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Bokeh with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Canon 135mm f/2.0L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8(D) AF
Nikkor Micro AF60mm f/2.8
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4(D)
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8(D)
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8
Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

Sigma Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6

Bokeh with the Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1

Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta 85mm f/1.4 AF

Bokeh with the Quantary 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 D LDO Macro Lens

35 Summicron v.4 @ f/2
Bokeh with the "Bokeh Monster" (Pentacon 135mmf/2.8)
Bokeh with Sekor C 127 mm f/3.5
Bokeh with a compact camera
Leica /Elmarit/Summilux/etc.
50mm f/1.4(all brands)
Helios 44 f/2
Bokeh test (Including a Canon L, a Nikkor, a Zeiss Sonnar, and a Jupiter)

Misc dicussions:
Photo Of The Day nominations | "The BOKEHsoNICE!" admins' picks | Suggest a Photo for "Photo Of The Day" |
In Focus(photographers interviews) | Links We Love(advertise your groups here)

Group Rules

We'll be removing any images that contain an insignificant amount (less than 20% of total area) of out of focus background/foreground. This group is intended to display bokeh photography, therefore bokeh must an important part of your image. Please help self police by ensuring your submissions meet the intent and theme of this group.

Posting inappropriate photographs may result in being banned from the group.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 3 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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