Original image Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) edited image with fake boqeh View attachment 106520 a bit more blur in the background View attachment 106521 As we all know in photography the holy grail of lenses in portraits is the boqeh that makes the subject stand out to be the immediate focus of the image. The problem (stating the obvious) is that the lenses that are so good at this are also heavy and expensive. This shot is taken with an 18-200 at f8 1/400 sec, 80mm and iso 250. Here is the before and the after edited in PS3 by selecting the subject and then doing a lens blur on the background to achieve the boqeh that might only be available in, say an 85 f1.4 lens without the weight or expense. It took me about 45 seconds to edit in PS. This is just a quick sample. For a finished image, I would have done more of a gradient blur at the base to make it more realistic. I know that an 18-200 will never replace an 85mm f1.4 lens for portraits, but what do you think of this edit and the potential for those that don't want to spend the cash or can't carry the weight or size of the better portrait lenses. Just curious and I thought it might make an interesting discussion. Your 2 cents welcome.