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Old Jun 12, 2004, 7:50 PM   #1
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How do I insert the picture???
I just got this d-rebel and was spending the morning learning. I took this picture and noticed that the face of the guy on the left, as you look at the picture was sharp, his leg, which should be on the same plane is blurry, and the guy on the right is somewhat more in focus. These two guys are probably not 2 inches deep.

[img]http://gallery.photo.net/photo/2439189-md.jpg[img]


The camera settings are as follows:



ISO – 400

Shutter – 1/60

Aperture – f4.0

Focal length – 50mm


What is wrong?
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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How do I insert the picture???
You are missing a / in the 2nd marker in your attachment:
[img]your picture URL[/img]




How far are you away from the statuette?
The Depht Of Field (DOF) is very shallow when you're up close or in macro...
http://www.dudak.baka.com/dofcalc.html
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 11:38 PM   #3
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Thank you for the help posting the picture. I was about 18" to 24" from the statues.
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Old Jun 13, 2004, 7:08 AM   #4
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... I was about 18" to 24" from the statues.
From the above DOF calculator, you only have ~1.18 in total DOF at 24" (much less if closer) -> if you focus on the guy face only ~1/2" in front or back will be in the focus: 2" is outside of the COC (ie the leg).

Try f/8!
You are probably used to smaller CCD sensor camera before with much larger DOF than on this dSLR... In this case it's "bad", but in other situation this effect is actually put to good use in that it can isolate the subject from their background (and also one of the reason why people spent more for larger aperture lenses): http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...138319#p138319
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That sounds like the problem. I'll try the same shot at f8 and see how it improves.
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... You can also step back (ie <36" will also do it @ 50mm, f/4)! :idea:
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