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Old 03-11-2019, 05:12 AM   #7
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One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to depth of field is distance. Yes, opening up your aperture is going to decrease your depth of field. How close your subject is to the lens also affects depth of field. As an example, a 35mm lens with a subject at 5’ gives a similar field of view to a 15mm with a subject at 2’. In this case, with both appetures set at f1.4, the 15mm will actually have less depth (I.e. shallower) due to how close the subject is to the lens (leaving aside the other potential artifacts from a 15mm lens, and of course that the look of the bokeh will be very different).

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