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So, that's bokeh sorted. Now how the hell do you pronounce 'aji'??
"It is a Japanese word meaning, roughly, "fuzzy," and it is used to describe old people with cobwebs in their heads among several other things — including the out-of-focus areas of photographs, which, I'm told, might more specifically be referred to as "boke-aji."
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Quote: Boka rhymes with Joker??
Not if you're Scottish
...or if you hail from Indiar.
....and let's not get back into the debate about whether Nikon is pronounced "Nye-con" (as in America) or "Nick-on" (as in the educated world).
what a load of DOF
Bokeh (verb) : [from the Japanese boke ボケ, "blur"] the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens
From M/Webster Online Dictionary...enjoy Leftform's ....comment about the lack of education over here.
We have a contributor on here going by the name of OldBlokeh.
I think he should have the definitive last word on this subject.
Bokeh same as blokey.
Quote: Having seen "Bokeh" mentioned on here a few times, I always thought it was pronounced "Bokey" (to rhyme with "Jockey") but have been listening to a photography podcast from the US on the way in to work and they're pronouncing it "Boka" (to rhyme with "Joker").
Which is correct (or are both wrong) - is this another example of two countries separated by a common language (vis a vis "Van Gogh" v "Van Go")?
Its universally pronounced as "Bow-Ka". Bokeh is simply the subjective quality of the OOF blur in a photo, but it should not be confused with the subjective quality of the OOF highlights in a photo...They are two different things. A lens can have great bokeh but awful OOF highlight quality, and visa versa. For instance, fast Aspherical lenses often have great bokeh quality but they usually suffer from ugly "onion ring" OOF highlights. Older double gauss designs are often not as sharp as Aspherical lenses but they usually manage to offer both great bokeh and nice smooth OOF highlight quality.
By the way, the yanks don't even know how to pronounce Nikon...Most pronounce it as "Nigh-Kon", instead of "Ni-Kon"!
Bow-ka as in bow tie, or bow of a ship? And it wasn't until I moved to England that I learned the Ford Ka is phonetically indistinct from the Ford Car. Vowels are much shorter and sharper north of the border
Or is it pronounced the way the French pronounce Chalet, with an abrupt eh?
It is Nighkon. It certainly isn't Neekon, is it?
No it's Nickon. And re Bokeh - if I ever had occasion to use the word I'd pronounce it bow-kay.
Surely under Japanese pronunciation it would be Nee-kon as in the way they pronounce Nippon as Nee-pon.
What do I know, I'm a Sony man myself. (Soh-nee)
Shouldn't that be pronounced 'S-on-ee'?
The Japanese pronounce it more like Sohn-yee.
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