Does Anyone Else Miss DOF?

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Does Anyone Else Miss DOF?
Mar 21, 2013

I started photography with SLRs when they had match-needle exposure meters and everything else was controlled manually. When auto-exposure came along, I always shot Aperture-priority to control depth-of-field and it was easy to isolate the subject. My first DSLR had a crop-sensor (Nikon DX) and I still used Aperture-priority, but getting adequate DOF became a challenge. Now with MTF, it is REALLY challenging. I have had to alter how I frame and expose the subject to get the isolation I need, since DOF alone is usually inadequate.

I am considering moving to Shutter-priority (to get better sharpness..I shoot mostly hand-held) or maybe even to "Program Mode" (shudder...).

So, my question to you all is how have you adjusted your shooting style to accommodate the limitations on DOF with your MTF gear?

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