Bokehlicious? The new TTartisan 100mm f/2.8 lens boasts bubble bokeh

TTartisan 100mm f/2.8
(Image credit: TTartisan)

Bokeh is always big news, but it's got to be the right kind. And the 'bubble bokeh' of the new TTartisan flies in the face of the smooth and creamy bokeh that we all try so hard (and pay so much) to get. 

Instead, it produces a 'soap bubble' effect, where bokeh balls (no, they are a thing) have hard, bright edges instead of creamy, soft outlines. It all depends on how you like your bokeh, and there's no doubt that soap bubble bokeh produces a very distinctive look. Here's an example from TTartisan:

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at