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How to Get STF-Style Bokeh Without a $1,000  STF Lens

How to Get STF-Style Bokeh Without a $1,000 STF Lens

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Smooth Trans Focus (STF) was invented by Minolta in the 1980s and became available in the Minolta 135mm f/2.8 STF in 1999. The special design of the lens with an Apodization (APD) filter allows for the smoothing of out-of-focus areas, or bokeh. The APD filter reduces the light transmitted through a lens, but the strength […]