How Much Blur? is now Part of Asklens.com

How much blur?

Some of you might know the website howmuchblur.com. We are proud to announce that this website has become a part of asklens.com. ‘How much blur?‘ is a calculator that allows you to compare the background blurring capacity of different lenses. Often when people are talking about a DOF calculator, such a background blur calculator is what they are actually looking for.

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All 29 Official Nikon 105mm F1.4 Sample Images

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Nikon has released some sample images shot with the freshly announced Nikon 105mm F1.4 lens. This world first combination of focal length and aperture makes it the brightest 105mm lens ever. Earlier we have looked at the blurring capabilities of this lens, but now Nikon has released the sample images to prove it. In this post we list all 29 sample images found online, among which are 12 full size images.

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Five Ways to Take Greats Portraits with Any Camera

You have probably all seen lots of beautiful portraits with people posing in front of soft, creamy, blurry backgrounds. For many people this is how professional portaits should be. And indeed, high levels of background blur and soft bokeh are reserved for the more expensive lenses and sensor formats. However,  it is also possible to make great portraits without the need for this effect. Portraits where the complete image is sharp, which can be taken with any camera. In this article we will give you five different ways to do this.

Beautiful bride in the outdoors - idyllic by Gergely Zsolnai on 500px.com

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