50mm f1.8 problems?

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
LouCioccio
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Re: 50mm f1.8 problems?
In reply to tray48, Feb 2, 2013

You do realize that at wide open the depth of field is very narrow. An example you focused on an object 10 foot away at f/1.8 your min focus is 9.67 feet in front of 10 foot and behind is 10.3 feet so the DOF is .69 feet.

Here look at 35mm manual focus lens at f/16 onboard flash. Since this lens is an old Nikkor 35mm that I used on my FM camera. I set the infinity mark (view from camera looking down at the lens at f/16 then look at the right side at the other F/16 and see its less than 3 feet. Not exactly sure how far away but around 6 to 8 foot.



F/16.0 at about 6 foot or so 35mm Nikkor lens which has a FOV of 52.5mm great DOF

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