Author Topic: How To: Use Depth of Field  (Read 10442 times)

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Re: How To: Use Depth of Field
« Reply #20 on: 29 January 2013, 16:59 »
Yeah that's the one. Try to stay between 3.5 and 16. Set it on AV and take a pic at f3.5 and do that same but with f16 and you'll see the difference. When shooting at f16 your shutter speed will slow right down so may need a steady hand/resting place/tripod

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Re: How To: Use Depth of Field
« Reply #21 on: 29 January 2013, 19:41 »
Here's an example:


Notice at 5.6 the background is all blurry and once you get to f/22, more of the background is in focus.


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Re: How To: Use Depth of Field
« Reply #22 on: 03 February 2013, 13:50 »
Think i got the hang of it  :grin: :grin: :grin: Thanks guys for all your advice  :smiley:



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Re: How To: Use Depth of Field
« Reply #23 on: 06 March 2013, 13:06 »




... it's turned into a fashion show for poofters.

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Re: How To: Use Depth of Field
« Reply #24 on: 16 March 2013, 18:34 »

Played around using info from this thread today, thanks!

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Re: How To: Use Depth of Field
« Reply #25 on: 03 May 2014, 23:48 »
Here's a depth of field comparison, shot with my kids toy farm, so bear in mind that the figures are only about 8cm high.
Shot with Canon 60D and Canon 50mm f1.4 USM lens.



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Re: How To: Use Depth of Field
« Reply #26 on: 04 May 2014, 06:06 »
An excellent thread.

A couple of things worth noting in addition:
If your camera has a dial with PASM settings, then "A" puts the camera in to Aperture Priority mode. You should then be able to set the aperture directly. While covered for a Canon earlier, all cameras with PASM modes work like this.

Depth of field also relates to sensor size. The following will all give the same depth of field.
Fuji X20 (2/3 sensor). F2.0
DSLR with an APS sensor. F5.2
DSLR with a full frame sensor. F7.9
So if you have a compact camera you might find it difficult to get very blurred backgrounds. It is still worth experimenting with though and can be fun.