Captain Ned wrote:Does the number of rings in the bokeh match or have resonance with the number of lens elements?
Looking for Knowledge wrote:When drunk.....
I want to have sex, but find I am more likely to be shot down than when I am sober.
FireGryphon wrote:are there any irregularities in the glass or the coating on the front element?
Voldenuit wrote:Lastly, "bokeh-spotting" is a common pitfall of photo geeks. Be wary of missing the forest for the trees - some people, myself included, can get too obsessed with bokeh details sometimes, so it's a good thing to be mindful of. Have fun shooting!
Just wanted to chime in with two images that shows what actually can happen if the circumstances are correct. Even though its not interference by adjoining optical surfaces, its a rather extreme example of flares due to internal reflection inside the lense.FireGryphon wrote:There are all sorts of weird effects that occur when light bounces back and forth between semi-reflective surfaces. Perhaps a pattern somewhere in the image (though not necessarily in focus) interacted with the optics to create the effect that only shows up in the very out of focus areas.
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