How much DOF do you like?

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mike CH
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Re: How much DOF do you like?
In reply to jayelae, Feb 4, 2013

jayelae wrote:

My problem with #1 is that the dog almost looks as if it were shot separately then photoshopped or tacked onto the background since the background is too blurred.

Yep - that is an effect you risk with the very narrow DOF.

Before we had PS, the reaction might have been, "Oh, extreme subject isolation!"?

For me, f/4 up is nicer with perhaps f/5.6 or f/8 being possibly the best.

I would have liked to also see a f/8 shot. The f/4 is, as mentioned, too nervous with branches almost outlined in double.

Very much a matter of taste, though. And, I openly admit, I like blurred backgrounds

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