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Did you ever wonder why your images were missing something? That unique and mysterious character perhaps, which famous professional portrait and wedding photographers produce in their dreamy images? Did you ever want to isolate your subject just as in spectacular images of tennis players, pictured by professional photographers at Wimbledon or Roland Garros? Or did you admire a sharp image of an impressive lion, completely isolated from a busy environment by beautiful background blur? Don’t you know how to create these large light blobs in the background of cinema movies? Wonder no longer, probably your images are lacking good Bokeh.

Bokeh bijbel geeft antwoorden


  • is good or bad Bokeh?
  • is the best Bokeh lens?
  • ​composition rules do I need for Bokeh?
  • ​is computational Bokeh (and how good is it)?
  • smartphone is the best for Bokeh?


  • ​primes are better Bokeh lenses than zooms?
  • ​Bokeh is important for macro, low light​ or nature photography?
  • ​​don’t we see Bokeh with our eyes?
  • ​bigger is better?


  • ​​to charaterize Bokeh?
  • to recognzie 15 types of Bokeh?
  • ​is Bokeh correlated with lens aberrations?
  • ​to simulate Bokeh?
  • to Bokeh a child?

Surely you will have heard about bokeh, or mysterious vintage bokeh lenses. But is there such a thing as the perfect bokeh lens? Perhaps you’re thinking:  Can I improve Bokeh in my images, without having to buy an expensive camera or lens?  

The answer is: yes.

Our bokeh bible eBook delivers simple tips and valuable answers. By showing you as little theory as needed and as many pictures we could cram into a 125 pages eBook.

Bokeh bible offers answers:

15 bokeh types

After you’ve read the Bokeh Bible you’ll know catadioptric, anamorphic, fresnel, feathered or soap bubble Bokeh.
How some of the Bokeh types are associated with lens aberrations.

Vintage & Modern lenses

What’s so special about vintage lenses like Hugo Gorlitz Trioplan or the Petzval lens, that they have been reintroduced?
Which modern lenses produce beautiful Bokeh?
The Bokeh Bible explains it all.

4 sections

  1. Basics: what is Bokeh?
  2. Bokeh: Which cameras & lenses?
  3. Bokeh reviews: hardware & software
  4. Bokeh DIY: Tutorials, quizzes and references

bokeh tutorials

​Reading about photography is nice. But actually shooting gorgeous images is better! Whether you are a Bokeh novice or pro, use our easy and simple tutorials to improve your Bokeh skills.


  • Alien Skin Exposure X4 Bokeh filter
  • Bresser 60mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 L III USM
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
  • Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
  • ​Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
  • Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • DxO Nik Bokeh filter
  • Metabones Speedbooster
  • Nikon AF-S 16-80 f/2.8-4
  • Nikon AF-S 18-140mm
  • Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G
  • ​Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S 105MM f/1.4E ED
  • Nikon 105mm f/2D AF DC
  • Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC
  • Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S
  • ​Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S
  • Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S
  • Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
  • Olympus 12-100mm f/4 Pro
  • Olympus 17mm f/1.2 Pro
  • Olympus 25mm f/1.2 Pro
  • Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.2 Pro
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.8
  • Olympus 60mm Macro
  • Olympus 75mm f/1.8
  • Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7
  • Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II
  • Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Panasonic Lumix G 42.5 f/1.2 Nocticron
  • Panasonic Lumix G 42.5 f/1.7
  • Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.4
  • Panasonic Leica 100-400
  • Panasonic LEICA DG 50-200 f/2.8-4.0
  • Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8
  • Samyang FE 24mm f/2.8 AF
  • Samyang FE 35mm f/1.4 AF
  • Samyang FE 35mm f/2.8 AF
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art
  • Sigma 28mm f/1.8 Art
  • Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art
  • Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art
  • Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 AF
  • Sony 50mm f/1.8 Macro
  • Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8
  • Sony FE 85mm f/1.8
  • Sony FE 100-400mm
  • Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC
  • Tokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AF
  • Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8
  • Tokina Opera FF 50mm f/1.4
  • Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Tokina Firin 100mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Topaz Lens effects Bokeh
  • Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95
  • Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0
  • Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8
  • Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8
  • 2 modern high end smartphones (Samsung S9 & Huawei P30 Pro)
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