Red-Neck Pictures...

Started Aug 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
The Big One
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Re: Red-Neck Pictures...
In reply to Richy6771, Aug 13, 2013

Richy6771 wrote:

I doubt whether stopping down to f9.5 or f11 as you mention would have given you any significant DOF increase at 500 mm.

Well, stopping down to f/11 would have given me an extra 1.4x DOF... which in real world terms would be an extra 2 inches or so.  (Half a stop at f/9.5 would be just under an inch, which probably wouldn't have done much either way).

It definitely wouldn't have done anything for #8, for instance, but it could have gotten a bit more of the single birds in focus.  The lens is also slightly sharper at f/11 vs. f/8, although given that I was ISO limited in this case the net result probably would have been worse with a stop higher ISO.

Anyway, thanks for the comments, and for looking!

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