View Full Version : Another Sigma 70-200 2.8 portrait. Questionable bokeh ?
02-05-2010, 06:54 PM
This is definitely my favourite portrait lens these days, but on this one, i notice the bokeh isn't particularly nice.
I have had that feeling for a little while with this lens, but this seems to confirm it. Not very "creamy"
What do you think ?
02-05-2010, 06:59 PM
Cookster, mind posting a 100% crop of the blur?? Its a 9 blade aperture, you would expect it to be smooth.
Did you do a sharpen on this? Did you sharpen just your son or the background too?
02-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Ok...here it is.
At 100% crop it doesn't seem to look bad. Maybe it was just when compressed and the shape of the foliage ? But this isn't the first time I've thought that the bokeh wasn't that nice on this lens though.
I never do sharpening because I still shoot jpeg and use Picasa. Been arguing with the Mr's about buying a new computer though ;-) All i've done is crop, add some contrast and saturation
02-05-2010, 07:34 PM
oh yeah..this isn't my son by the way. Did you forget i was asian :-D it's a mates kid for his 7yo birthday today
This is my son:
02-05-2010, 08:07 PM
LOL Whatever. I dont look at nationalities mate :)
I agree it looks a little dodgy, most likely the foliage from the tree as specified. Dont be too stressed. Great photos btw. Seems you are getting into the portraits a little more!
02-05-2010, 08:41 PM
portraits are my passion...but i just struggle with them. Especially when it comes to lighting. Finding willing models makes it hard !
02-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Find some on model mayhem and get serious mate. You are producing the goods atm all you need to do is expand that experience!
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