The beauty of bokeh – the aesthetic quality of a blur – is often admired by photographers and image enthusiasts alike. Some images with high bokeh resemble hybrid art – one part impressionist painting, one part photographic genius.
These dream-like pictures are largely produced using lenses with really wide apertures, lenses like the Pentax smc DA Star 55mm f/1.4 SDM.
Besides producing brilliant bokeh, the Pentax 55mm f/1.4 SDM’s large aperture settings give it an advantage in low light environments. The prime standard lens, which also becomes equivalent to an 82.5mm lens when mounted on an APS-C camera body, would be a great complimenting lens for Pentax portrait photographers.