Is there a way to achieve a depth of field when using non SLR camera?


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Sorrie ah, newbie so ask newbie question - is it possible? So far, some of the photos I took using my camera does have the effect, but I think mostly only when I zoom in to one object (which means the object has to be relatively far away).
 

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cynovatron said:
Sorrie ah, newbie so ask newbie question - is it possible? So far, some of the photos I took using my camera does have the effect, but I think mostly only when I zoom in to one object (which means the object has to be relatively far away).
Unless shot at macro level.
 

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Yes, but you have to use a camera with a relatively large maximum aperture eg Canon G series (G3, G5, G6). Even then, the DOF will not be as narrow as aDSLR's because of the difference in sensor sizes.

The other option is to get a cheap large aperture film camera like the Olympus mjuII. The automatic exposure program is biased towards large aperture, so your background gets nicely out of focus.
 

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if you keep your camera quite near to your subject, and the background further away, it is easier to get a blur background.

try using your lens at the longer part of the zoom. at wide angles, you have a lot of depth of field, hard to get blur background.
 

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