How Much Blur - Lens Visual Background depth of field

Just about the most returning problems on photography community forums is which out of two different lenses gets the smallest depth of discipline (DOF). However, what various people actually mean if they ask that is which lens gets the best capability to how much blur the backdrop in their pictures. The answers given aren't always clear. However, they may be only that. All it requires is some straightforward math. Howmuchblur offers you the answers you are interested in. Add some lenses, choose your subject matter size, and hit revise to see the benefits in a graph!

How much blur in landscape orientation, someone's portrait (0.9 x 0.6 meters), a full body (3 x 2 meters), or something has a width of meters.

You can always share this page to friends: (Click and Copy)

Direct Image URL:

HTML Embedded Code:

Background blur VS background distance

Howmuchblur - bigger number is more blurry background [%]

Lens Blur by howmuchblur.com

DOF / Distance between subject and background blur (~5m is in-door, ~50m is out-door)

Simulate the distance range of the graph:

Latest Lens For You

Lens Used Price MSRP Price Year Brand Type Focus Sharpness Vignetting Distortion Chr.Abr Compare
Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS Sony E Save 30% 2016Samyang Wide - Medium
MF Lens
SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 Sony E Save 30% 2012SLR Magic Medium
MF Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM $1040 $1600 2017Canon Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
42 MP
-1.8
0.1
3.5
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED $390 $600 2014Nikon Wide - Medium
SemiProDSLR
27 MP
-1.7
0.4
14.13
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sony $584 $899 2012Sigma Wide - Medium
SemiProDSLR
28 MP
-1.3
0.3
8.07
Carl Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZF.2 Nikon $780 $1200 2015Carl Zeiss Medium
SemiProDSLR
33 MP
-1.6
0.3
8.36
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II $64 $99 1990Canon Medium
SemiProDSLR
21 MP
-1.9
0.5
5.62
Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 1.4 / 50mm Canon Save 30% 2014Schneider Kreuznach Medium
MF Lens
SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 Micro 4/3 Save 30% 2012SLR Magic Medium
MF Lens
Voigtlander Nokton 58mm F1.4 SL II Pentax Save 30% 2007Voigtlander Medium
MF Lens
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Nikon Save 30% 2014Samyang Medium
MF Lens
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Sony FE $325 $500 2017Lensbaby Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon $617 $949 2014Sigma Medium
SemiProDSLR
40 MP
-1.6
0.1
6.28
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM $250 $385 1993Canon Medium
SemiProDSLR
22 MP
-2.2
0.5
10.37
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Pentax $169 $260 2009Samyang Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
12 MP
-0.6
0.1
3.97
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Nikon $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 Nikon $325 $500 2015Lensbaby Medium
MF Lens
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon $779 $1199 2016Sigma Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
40 MP
-1.3
2.12
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* FE 50mm 1.4 ZA $975 $1500 2016Sony Medium
Hybrid
41 MP
-2.5
0.1
7.53
Carl Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 ZE Canon $780 $1200 2015Carl Zeiss Medium
SemiProDSLR
29 MP
-2
0.3
6.51
Sony FE 85mm F1.8 $390 $600 2017Sony Medium - Telephoto
Hybrid
40 MP
-2
0.3
4.66
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Canon $357 $549 2010Sigma Wide
SemiProDSLR
21 MP
-1.9
0.5
8.3
Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 Nikon $553 $850 2018Tokina Medium
MF Lens
Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS Sony E $324 $499 2015Samyang Wide
MF Lens
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 Type II Micro 4/3 $650 $1000 2014Voigtlander Wide
MF Lens
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM A Nikon $715 $1100 2016Sigma Medium - Telephoto
HSM
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED $488 $750 2015Nikon Wide
SemiProDSLR
30 MP
-1.9
0.5
5.68
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Sony FE Save 30% 2013Samyang Wide
MF Lens
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Fujifilm X Save 30% 2014Samyang Medium
MF Lens
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 ver II Sony E $389 $599 2016Mitakon Wide - Medium
MF Lens
Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) Nikon $488 $750 2016Tamron Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
36 MP
-1.6
0.1
5.66
Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 Canon $325 $500 2015Mitakon Telephoto
MF Lens
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Pentax $390 $600 2011Samyang Wide
SemiProDSLR
11 MP
-0.8
0.5
8.65
Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS Save 30% 2019Canon Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF $800 $1230 1995Nikon Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
23 MP
-1.4
0.1
6.56
Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM A Canon $715 $1100 2016Sigma Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
14 MP
-1.3
0.1
5.83
Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 Micro 4/3 Save 30% 2012Voigtlander Superwide
MF Lens
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Canon $389 $599 2011Samyang Wide - Medium
SemiProDSLR
15 MP
-1.8
0.7
6.37
Carl Zeiss Planar Touit 1.8/32 Sony E $650 $1000 2013Carl Zeiss Wide
Hybrid
13 MP
-0.8
0.6
12.12
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A Sony FE $910 $1400 2018Sigma Telephoto
HSM
Sony 35mm F1.4 G $890 $1369 2006Sony Wide - Medium
SemiProDSLR
15 MP
-1.8
0.4
20.8
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Sony E Save 30% 2014Samyang Medium
MF Lens
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC Canon M Save 30% 2016Samyang Superwide - Wide
MF Lens
Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon Save 30% 2018Sigma Wide
HSM
Voigtlander Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95 Micro 4/3 Save 30% 2014Voigtlander Superwide
MF Lens
Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon $585 $900 2015Sigma Superwide - Wide
SemiProDSLR
33 MP
-1.7
0.8
5.96
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon $1198 $1843 2010Carl Zeiss Wide - Medium
SemiProDSLR
23 MP
-1.8
0.4
9.49
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 $325 $500 2012Olympus Superwide
Hybrid
9 MP
-1
2.1
20.06
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 Sony $325 $500 2015Lensbaby Medium
MF Lens
Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA $650 $1000 2011Sony Wide
Hybrid
13 MP
-1.9
0.5
11.85

How Much Blur - Lens Background DOF Compare

It's important to interpret the outcomes correctly. Howmuchblur, first apparent observation to create is that the backdrop blur raises when the background is further away, no matter focal size or aperture adjustments. In order to provide meaning to the outcomes, think about what kind of shot you would like to make, and what spectrum you will have between the subject matter and how much the background blur.

As you probably have observed right now, the relative blurring ability of lenses is very much indeed reliant on the specifics of your shot. Generally of thumb, it could be figured a wider aperture is normally more very important to blurring closer backgrounds, whereas the focal size comes progressively more into take up when the backdrop is further aside. Please note there are two extra results which determine the amount of background blur in your shot:

  1. Each lens has its bokeh characteristics, which can make background blur appear pretty much smooth.
  2. A shorter focal size will have a wider field of view, and for that reason chances are that you will see more things in the background at a closer distance.
  3. Howmuchblur will have more amazing features soon. Sign up and stay tune with us on both Mirrorless and DSLR latest lens.
.