Please don't waste time, you can't achieve the same DOF as a DSLR with a PNS, people who replied are not helping at all. Their focal length in 35mm equivalent may be the same, but the actual focal length of a DSLR is many times that of a PNS.
Last edited by crusher; 15th June 2008 at 06:35 PM.
Have u guys thought of photoshop?
Many orignal images dont get as much depth of field as the processed ones. Rather than fuss over how much DOP a PnS can get...just focus on PS skills.
Will make no diff to most people. =>
quite true.. jsut that i wan to know how the best i can get from my humble 590 loh... so i think what everyone is suggesting is the best way is to go further from the subject then zoom in max... should get better blur?
NOTE : The wider the line apart at the background, the more blur the picture, and when the two lines meet, that is where focused.
The object is nearer to the background.
The object is nearer to you.
This kind of effect actually can be achieved by zooming to the fullest with aperture 5.5 , and you should stand more far away for sure, if not you will only get a nose or eyes.. and it depends on the subject if at 2.6 is it near or far away from the background, to understand it just try it few times...if you still crazy about it, buy a DSLR.. joking :P
Maybe you will get something from this...Cheers
It's just a matter of taste with passion...just watch and learn...
ooorhh... then how about manual and auto focus.. does it make a diff?
WAH...I am surprised the thread has gone to on this length
Hi Leo, you are in luck
dont like this leh.. i know my Q very noob... so sorry... Rashkae i see.. for some time i tot manual plays a part.. as in perhaps auto focus may wrongly try to focus all sharp.. so i was like always telling my subject ..ok stand there.. then i spend like half a minute trying to slowly focus.. LOL so it totally no point la ? :P
don't give up yet. you need to try until you get the hang of it. then you know how to get the effect you wan, or when you can't. I also had this problem (i used to have sony H7) until i went to sentosa and tried out all those things i read on the flowers.
basically, get as close as you can to the subject, then tele as far as you can (tele until the autofocus almost cannot focus. autofocus, but not full auto mode). frame your subject such that most of the background is far away from the subject. try out on different things and you will slowly "get" how dof works for your camera.
Sorry if I not making any sense. I still a noob.
Last edited by lilduckling; 16th June 2008 at 12:47 AM.
Hi I think it's not possible to create the effect that "lady @ 1M , tree @ 2M is blur" with ur cam considering the actual focal length is 20mm to 30mm at most. But you can try some macro shots instead. I have got some very well blurred pics with my Canon PNS cam.