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    Default Newbie question on DOF

    what kind of settings you need to set to take pictures where one part is focused and the other part ( front of back ) is blurred?

    Is that somthing to do with DOF ? What settings to change to do that ?

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    Default Re: Newbie question on DOF

    Yes, you need shallow DOF, by using big aperture, that is smallest aperture number.
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    Default Re: Newbie question on DOF

    i am using FZ18 . you mean the aperture value ? It says FXX.. so i need to change this to a very small number ? like F2.4 ? What about shutter speed?

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    Default Re: Newbie question on DOF

    Just a big aperture (small F number) will do. And moving in closer to the subect also decreases the DOF. And using longer focal length (zoom in more). Pick a good balance of all 3 factors.
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    Default Re: Newbie question on DOF

    Longer focal length will also decrease the DOF. So use the longest focal length u can get also.

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    Default Re: Newbie question on DOF

    Haha can read up more @ "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field"
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