Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
Bokeh, swirly or not, is just bullshit — enough to make me spew in my latté. I cannot believe over on photo.net how "photographers" get their knickers knotted battling away with bokeh in their exclusive little club.
Well, no it isn't. Like the term or not, it refers to the rendering of out of focus areas. Different lenses and lens designs DO render out of focus areas differently. You could say "they render out of focus areas differently" or "I don't [or do] like the way this lens renders out of focus areas" but it's a shortcut to say "they have different bokeh" or "I don't [or do] like the bokeh of this lens."

Annoying or not, it's not bullshit.