Share Your Bokeh Shots

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by SamGabbay, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. SamGabbay, Sep 21, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016

    SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    I thought to create a thread for sharing Bokeh Shots. They come out really nice.

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  2. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    May 31, 2015
    The blurring on the edges looks a bit poor IMO; it's blurring things it shouldn't be.
  3. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2014
    Looks a bit poor on that shot. Seen better on a video on YouTube. Don't have a link. And don't forget, it's a beta.
  4. Feenician macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2016
    Have to agree. The blurring round the edges isn't much of a surprise but the one down the hair parting looks plain weird.
  5. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    Yes, there's a clear smudging artifact there.

    I'm very disappointed they're doing this with post processing blurring. It could have been done with stacking and merging multiple bursts from the two cameras. Not easily enough maybe, I admit.

    Wake me up when the Plus model has four cameras, and uses them to get stacked images with the depth of field of a dslr, with no blurring in post tricks.
  6. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2014
    Isn't that what it's supposed to be doing? It takes a shot when it has 9 layers of depth.
  7. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    That will be some good rest! :)
  8. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

    May 18, 2012
    It's clearly a technology in progress, but it'd be great to see more pics taken by forum members on here.
  9. anticipate macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2013
    It is a beta and needs work - but in many cases does surprisingly well. They need to fine tune the algorithm to more aggressively blur some edges and less aggressively do so to others. It has a big problem with any kind of fine detail right behind a subject like lines in brick. In other cases it does a fine job. Definitely a beta.
  10. ivanwi11iams Contributor


    Nov 30, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    #10 confirm, you'd need to be on the latest iOS 10 Beta, to have the Bokeh feature, no?
  11. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    Love taking bokeh shots!

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  12. matrix07 macrumors 68040


    Jun 24, 2010
    Think it's pretty good. C'mon guys... more!!
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    That's awesome.
  13. lah macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    For a cell phone camera. I'm very impressed. Nice pics!
  14. RobbyIdol macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    Bokeh is define: "The way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light" - so what OP has is actually just a blurred background, or an example of depth of field.

    This is bokeh:

    Second, that blurred background looks forced, like someone took a flat image into Photoshop and did a cursory selection of everything except the girl and threw a gaussian blur on it. That's not real depth of field.
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    This looks better (not sure why OP's looks so false). Still not bokeh, though.
  15. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
  16. clarencek macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Weird you could do this with a 6 by just focusing on the nearest object.


    I guess the effect is more pronounced with the 7.
  17. Samantha124 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2015
    Here's a pic of my plant not doing so good. Props to the camera for making it look better though haha.

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  18. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    With the 7+, they are building in a software algorithm. It's wonky.

    E.G. in the OP's post. Woman's hair goes blurry with the background, even though it is part of foreground. It's shittastic.
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    better? looks terrible to me, what is this crap?
  19. Samantha124 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2015
    Lol I don't do well with plants and flowers.
  20. markol macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2014
    Took this last night with pretty low light in my room:

  21. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    So far, the feature seems to be pretty decent. Its going to be difficult for software to create what optics on lager cameras do with hardware. If you're shooting for money or profession you are going to use the bigger camera and fast lens. If you are doing this for an optional effect in your photos like you would with a filter this is a nice touch.
  22. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2012
    So far it looks like you would get better results with just a bit of Photoshop skills.
    But this is much easier and faster. Most people will probably be happy with this.

    For me it's still just a gimmick
  23. alleggerita macrumors 6502


    Dec 19, 2011

    When you manage to get it right, it's absolutely magical
  24. TheBacklash macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2013
    Not a photo snob.
    Some may want to nit-pic how the camera is working or whatever.

    I'm not, all of those pics are pretty damn nice!
    The iPad/Watch pic above, I could see that being an Apple marketing photo.

    Which makes me think i'll be seeing the "Shot on 7 Plus with Bokeh effect" marketing campaign on the back of magazines now.

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