Wide aperture - Pictures out of focus

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AnthonyL
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Re: DOF too narrow........
In reply to Jizzy, 4 months ago

Jizzy wrote:

tedolf wrote:

So, stop down to about f/8 and you will get a DOF of about 8-10 inches.

Now, you have to ask yourself why did you spend so much money for a f/1.8 lens when you really can't use it wide open for the types of photo's you want to shoot!

TEdolph

Yeah, thats what I am asking myself now

Yes - just get a P&S - no probs with DOF there!

It is worth spending a bit of time checking what your lens can do wide open and stopped down a touch.  But as pointed out elsewhere the focus confirmation can kick in sooner than you think and not necessarily on what you thought it focussed on.  Use static subjects and if you haven't got a tripod then find something to stand the camera on and use a time delay.

Also double check your technique.  Need to be very precise and steady.

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