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Old January 22nd, 2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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Bokeh on the HD100 Fujinon lens?

Hi guys, I'm selling my Fujinon Th16x5.5BRMU lens on ebay, and someone is interested.
His question is:

"Does the lens have any bokeh, especially for medium to close shots of people?
I am especially interested for doing interviews."

Any answer so I can answer him is much appreciated!
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: Bokeh on the HD100 Fujinon lens?

I mean, point him to any HD100 footage on YouTube and try to spot some. Maybe the background lights will look kinda pretty and blurry, but if your buyer is looking for something 50mm on a 5D-esque.... not going to happen.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 06:07 AM   #3
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Re: Bokeh on the HD100 Fujinon lens?

At medium to telephoto widen open the bokeh is pretty good, at least I liked it when I tried. The problem is, most of the time you're shooting at the wider end, since the lens isn't very wide anyway.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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Re: Bokeh on the HD100 Fujinon lens?

The word "bokeh" doesn't speak to the AMOUNT of background blur... it speaks to the AESTHETICS.

Bokeh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Given the chromatic aberration of the lens (I own two...), I would suggest the BOKEH is rubbish, despite the lens being quite functional, ESPECIALLY at the price point it was created for.

And as Nate points out, it is a 1/3" lens... FF35 like qualities aren't going to happen, even though you can force a BG nicely out of focus IF you know a thing or two about lens physics...
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #5
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Re: Bokeh on the HD100 Fujinon lens?

I'd disagree with that a bit - it must by definition include the amount of out of focus area - after all, if there is little to no background blurriness, then there's no "quality" either. Semantics aside, I think the

Semantics aside, I shot an entire feature movie with that lens and the only bokeh achieved was during a bright sunny day and shooting across a field. It certainly isn't an easy effect to achieve with this lens/camera and very tough in low light.

As for the aesthetic quality, I'd say it's nice but not dreamy-creamy.

The first scene the flick features the bokeh I'm speaking of - it's a $1.99, but it's the only way I can show it legally:

http://www.amazon.com/Vampireland/dp/B008IU13U0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358974621&sr=8-1&keywords=vampireland
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