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Old Mar 11, 2010, 6:51 PM   #1
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When taking a family portrait where I'm say 8-10 feet away from my subject whose faces are at various lengths away from the camera. Say some at 8.5 feet up to 9.5 feet.

Using a full frame dslr, what is your favorite f-stop to use so everyone is in focus.

I am aware of the DOF calculator and I know how to use it. I'm just asking for the f-stop, ISO (when using a flash) in the subjects living room and shutter speed.

I've used several combinations and I'm not happy.... yet.

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Old Mar 11, 2010, 8:08 PM   #2
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If you're using a flash I would forget about the DOF and use the best aperture optimized for that lens - I would use f/5.6 or f/8, at least I rarely set anything less than f/8 with strobes in a studio (and that's from an excellent CZ 24-70 f/2.8 on a full-frame)

-> Shutter speed and ISO doesn't matter as long as the flash(es) is(are) powerful enough...

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