New RX100 user, tips wanted

Started Dec 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
tesilab
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Re: Pete: Re DOF issues ...

BertIverson wrote:

Pete_S wrote:

Always focus on the furthest object of interest. More than any other camera I've owned, I find it difficult with the RX-100 to get general scenes which include both near and far objects sharp. The distant objects usually end up blurred. ..

I am confused by this. Normally the Depth-Of-Field behind the main subject is significantly larger than the DOF in front of the main subject.

Bert

If you look it up in DOF charts, you will see the ratio changes with distance. I used to think rule of thumb it was 2/3 behind, and 1/3 in front however big it is, but that isn't at every distance. Sometimes it is 1/2 & 1/2, for example. (I don't think it is ever the reverse!)

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