Canon 5d Mark iii Help with focusing

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
bhollis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,427
Re: Canon 5d Mark iii Help with focusing

Maximus68 wrote:

so should shooting wide open, the lowest number possible, be reserved for shooting one person or subject only?

This question is not a simple one with a simple answer. The answer depends on the focal length of the lens, the maximum aperture of that lens, how far you are away from your subjects, and whether the subjects are all the same distance from the camera, or varying distances.

Here's a shot of my grandson taken with my Sigma 85 at f/1.8. Notice that the only thing really in focus is his nose. With your 85L at f/1.2, the depth of field would have been even shallower.

See my post below--recommend you take a photography course, or at a minimum, read a good book on photography.

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