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Old Feb 16, 2010, 6:15 PM   #11
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I have had the 50mm 1.8 for a month now and loving it, and am saving my pennies up and keeping an eye out for the used 85mm. I think that might be quicker on focus on the indoor sports .

Can someone explain the bokeh aspect? Is it a function of the lens, focus setting, etc. I saw the post a few up of some portraits, they look cool, would like to try to create/take some like that.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 7:42 PM   #12
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There are a number of factors that must all come to gether to make an appealing boken, not the least of which is a shallow depth of field and a large circular aperture.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 9:07 PM   #13
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The 85mm 1.8 USM will focus much fast and way more accurate then the 50mm 1.8 especially in low light indoor shots.
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