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Old May 31, 2005, 8:17 AM   #1
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I'm having real problems with differential focusing and depth of field when using my Canon S70.

I'm veryy happy with the camera's performance elsewhere, but I simply can't get the effects I'm hoping for compared to using my film SLR. I've set both to low f no.s and shot the same scene and my s70 just doesn't seem capable compared to my film camera with similar capabilities and settings

Does anyone else have similar problems ?
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Old Jun 3, 2005, 7:47 AM   #2
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I took this shot with my S70 using just the auto setting, Seems to have a sharp focus cat and blurred background, Is this what your talking about? I have not tried manual settings yet. Ron
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Old Jun 22, 2005, 6:36 AM   #3
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You have to remember that because of the smaller sensor you have greater depth of field for the same f-number. Even f/2.8 has very good depth of field, but I've found you can get a smaller depth of field by zooming in and setting up your subject further away. This works especially well for macro shots.
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