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  1. Nice picture! Looks a bit as though all but one of the overhead screens was intentionally blurred – the blurring of the ceiling lights is more gradual.
    The M logo is of the Tokyo Metro.

    1. I agree frangipani, it’s a nice shot. The shallow depth of field of the very fast 85mm lens blurred that second screen and everything behind it. Of course, the M is for Metro. Silly me. Thanks for that.

      1. There are two lenses he might be using: Canon 85mm f/1.8 and the Canon 85mm f/1.2 L. The L version at f/1.2 is extremely fast (and $$) and can do amazing things with blur and bokeh. Either lens could have produced this shot but I’m guessing he’s using the L which is really a stellar lens. I had it when I used a DSLR and it’s quite amazing.

      2. There are many lenses that will create great shallow depth of field bokeh but the better lenses with the better coatings (Leica, Zeiss, high end Canon and Nikon) have a particular look about them that’s almost magical. It’s not just large aperture, it’s also glass coatings.

        Edit, sorry, I didn’t notice you posted you have an OMD. Any fast prime will do: a 35 or 50mm lens that has a large aperture (f/1.8 or f/1.4) will do this shot on your camera no problem.

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