Potential dead horse: how bad is FF's deep DoF disadvantage?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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joejack951
joejack951 Senior Member • Posts: 2,682
Re: SmartPhones and Shallow DoF - no large sensors needed

Ontario Gone wrote:

For the record the above shot was actually F1.7, 1/320 SS, ISO 125, used flash. I did however take several others before this one without flash using silent mode so as not to wake her while i chimp composition. This was the last shot, taken with bounce flash, but it still illustrates the DOF issues.

The only "issue" I see is that you have only just achieved your minimum tolerable DOF at close to the minimum focus distance of your lens. At any greater distance, you will lack DOF control that you could likely tolerate. Your example is akin to posting a macro shot with a P&S and talking about how much of an "issue" thin DOF is.

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