How do I fix this? [5n, fdn 50 1.4, flower]

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: How do I fix this? [5n, fdn 50 1.4, flower]
In reply to malch, Nov 17, 2012

malch wrote:

Tommygun45 wrote:

I kind of figured, what settings would you use then and what distance, with that lens at least?

Your lens in fine; just need to stop down a bit. Maybe f/8 or f/11.

There's no need to guess at this stuff. Get a depth of field calculator. Here's a web-based one:

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/dof-calculator.htm

There are implementations for PC's, Mac, and most smartphones too. Even printed tables for the technically adverse It's an essential tool for this type of photography.

To get the flower in focus and the background OOF, f2 or f2.8 should be much better, f8 or f11 will bring the background in to focus too much.

Your options to blur the background are to increase the distance between the subject and background, and or get closer to the subject.

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