Bokeh

Old Massey ferguson

Old Massey ferguson - by Ken Hill

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Bokeh

Bokeh refers to the technique of blurring an image to add to the aesthetic quality of a photograph The word bokeh, derived from the Japanese word “boke” (pronounced “bo-keh”), literally translates to ‘fuzziness’. When a photographer wants to make an image appear softer, bokeh will put the object slightly out of focus without completely destroying the integrity of it’s definition.

Often, bokeh is confused with the idea of a picture’s “sharpness.” Rather than describing the point of focus, however, bokeh is the blurring of the background or foreground.

When an image within a camera’s lens is “in focus,” the camera has positioned the image at the point where most of the light has converged on the image to a fine point. Yet, if an image appears out of focus, then the light appears as a blurred disc, rather than a focused point. To create bokeh in a picture is to put the image out of focus without making it unrecognizable.

Correctly performed bokeh produces an image with no sharp edges. Instead, the blurriness produced by bokeh suggests the image without distinct borders.

Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions. Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights, as blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.

 

Gear  

 
 

Yashica 124 & 124G TLR

Yashica 124 G 6x6 TLRYashica – YashicaMat 124 & 124G  Medium format film camera was made from 1970 to 1986 and was the last TLR produced by Yashica.

The 6×6 124/124G can handle both 120 & 220 film

As a Rolleiflex clone build quality is vary good. Len’s is a 80mm 4 element Tessar type design “Yashinon”

Shutter speed 1 to 500 + bulb

& self-timer

weight 38.88 oz/1055g

The light-meter use’s obsolete 1.35v mercury batteries…But work’s with modern 1.5v alkaline batteries.  As to accessories len’s cap, camera case etc.  A Len’s hood is the most useful accessorie

All in all the Yashica 124/124G is a vary good entry-level medium format camera

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