How much DOF do you like?

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Christoph v Ballmoos
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Re: why f2.2 on the 135?
In reply to MAC, Feb 4, 2013

MAC wrote:

Christoph v Ballmoos wrote:

MAC wrote:

put the aperture on F2.0 and leave it there!


That seems a bit boring fur sure...

although it is fantastic at f2, limitation is rarely a good strategy...

no, I have the shot at f2 as well, but the one at f2.2 looked similar, but the dog was crispier. Will check again tonight. Before that, I had a high aperture setting to get more DOF when the dog was running. And while taking this series, I saw, that I was till at f10 and just turned the wheel down to decrease the aperture number, and by that, I obviously stopped at f4 and f2.2 for a shot. I will check, if I have one at f5.6 as well.

Cheers,

Christoph

well, I take a different view.

the shot is about the dog - you have one of the best bokeh F2 lenses in your hands, what is so meaningful about the trees that should detract attention from the dog

I agree. This is why I obviously lowered the aperture number. It just happen to have that I exported the f2.2 shot instead of f2. But you can find the f2 shot now in my previous message at the bottom of the thread.

carry a T4i and 15-85 as a second camera if you want shots with deep dof - the 135 is about one thing imo - isolation and bokeh

!! Don't overdo it. The shot I showed was at f2.2 with a 5D, not from a P&S. !!

I just wanted to see people's reaction on my thoughts and going through the answers, there is one thing very obvious:

People have different opinions, which pic they like best... so, well, the question was maybe worth it?

Cheers,

Christoph

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