Newbie question on DOF


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Apr 9, 2008
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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 ?
 

yannh

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Yes, you need shallow DOF, by using big aperture, that is smallest aperture number.
 

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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?
 

rawsteak

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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.
 

uyiew

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

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