Depth of Field Question(camera vs. My eye sight

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Depth of Field Question(camera vs. My eye sight
Apr 1, 2012

I know it a treasured tenet of a DSLR's ability to blur out the background and concentrate on focusing on the some object more in the foreground. I also know that when taking a shot more of a landscape shot(forgive my terminology here) or may be better put- a shot where you want to get all of the view finder details into your picture. For example a meadow with mountains in the background: A DLSR will often have a lot out of focus if focus is to infinity

When I look out my window nothing in particular seems "out of Foucus." Certainly-I can see the details of things closer to my eyesight-but still-all things being equal-nothing is" out of focus".

A range finder-or at least my Panasonic LX3-where everything in a street or landscape shot in in focus-just like my eye sight. Unlike many DLSR shots I've taken or seen.

That being said-why would DLSR shot taking the same shot but with blurred details be a more capable camera?

What gives?

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