Can I get this kind of DOF out of the 35mm 1.8 DX???

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: A question
In reply to jamesorr, Nov 15, 2012

A question - some are assuming f1.4 was used - but was it?

Some of the pictures in the portfolio seem taken at smaller than f1.4 (there is no EXIF) and the photographer seems adept at softening backgrounds in post processing. I thing here the aperture was more likely around f2.8-4.

My guess is

1/ this photographer gets the "posed set up" right first

2/ takes several pictures

3/ post processes the best image to achieve the final result.

I suggest those who are assuming these images are solely down to the lens focal length and aperture have limited knowledge as to how a top quality photographer such as this one achieves the end result.

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