The obsession with shallow DOF

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golfhov Veteran Member • Posts: 9,149

tbcass wrote:

Ed Rizk wrote:

It can also add interesting elements to macro photographs. But I've seen it abused more often..

It's interesting you mention macro

Actually I think it is kind of odd.......

because with that type of photography the extremely shallow DOF is usually your enemy.e

Yup . To the point of absurdtiy. And why people that own smaller formats and slower lenses often use close-ups of small objects as examples of "shallow DOF"

buy stacking software just to get all their subject in focus.

Yeah macro has never been my thing and I only have one true macro lens but tiny little things are nightmare. I was shooting a tiny little jumping spider the other day and even at my smallest aperture with a strobe I think i struggled just to get a somewhat useable shot out of 20.

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Macro and "extreme shallow DOF" seem almost an incompatible conversation. Like AF tracking and landscape photography


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