light said:well, look at my avatar, the bird is sharp and the background is blurred, it show limited DOF. I took the picture with Sony Cybershot 717.
Shouldn't have used the term Good/Bad DOF...
I am looking for a setting for the A80 in order to get nice out-of-focus backgrounds.
Newbie123 said:I don't have a A80 so I am speaking from my experience as a former user of A40
To get the bokeh effect, you can try doing this
1. Zoom to the max
2. Set aperture to as big as possible (in A80's case f/2.8 - Keep in mind f/2.8 on A80 is like f/8 on SLRs/DSLRs)
Nice Album!Crysania said:
ordinaryless said:I own a A60.
The only times which i succesfully created a shallow DOF is when i switch to Macro mode and set to the biggest aperture.
Try it and you'll know what i mean.
I guess it is supposed to be that way but as marc as said, consumer camera usually doesnt offer 'obvious' shallow DOF.kohweekuan said:Yup same here.
Cant actually do it for a portrait shot.
But the manual says the portrait actually set the background to be blur while the object is sharp in the foreground.
The object have to be really close up and the background far in order to get more obvious DOF....ordinaryless said:I guess it is supposed to be that way but as marc as said, consumer camera usually doesnt offer 'obvious' shallow DOF.
Alternatively, one can achieve that effect thru PS.