Auditioning with the 85/1.4

Started Apr 15, 2007 | Discussions thread
jfriedl Senior Member • Posts: 1,557
Re: Tip of nose seems out of focus in the groom

Javid wrote:

as depth of focus extends back farther than
forwards from the point of focus

This is a common myth, but is not generally true for these kinds of shots. When the subject is fairly far or really close, it indeed becomes true, but for common indoor people shots, it tends to be fairly 50-50 on either side of the focus point.

My online exif viewer ( http://regex.info/exif.cgi ) shows this information if the source image has the requisite bits of data needed to calculate it. Unfortunately, Photoshop strips some of it, so anything touched by Photoshop won't let the DOF data be calculated. But a NEF or JPG straight from the camera should show it.

Jeffrey

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