How much DOF do you like?

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Christoph v Ballmoos Regular Member • Posts: 255
Re: Huh?

Rick Knepper wrote:

Mike CH wrote:

tkbslc wrote:

f4 vs f2 (two stops) and there's barely a difference. Funny.

We can't be looking at the same images, I'd have to say.

Mike, I agree there is a big difference in these images. While even f2 wouldn't obscure this annoying background enough, it is clear that f2.2 and f4 are not as sharp as f10. It is also clear, unless one likes parts of their subject matter inappropriately oof, f2.2 and f4 are the wrong apertures for a serious attempt at a portraiture which it probably was not.

You are right, it was not a serious attempt, of course. The background is not the greatest. Working with a more homogeneous background and stopped down to get the whole dog in focus would be better. But very often with the 135f2 and the 5D, I like the pics anyway.

Another thing that is clear: that is one well-trained and fine looking dog.

Thanks for this comment. My girlfriend feels relieved that at least after 30 posts, someone was mentioning the dog

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