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Old Jan 11, 2006, 8:41 PM   #11
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Most fixed lens digital cameras are plagued with an uncanny ability to render a tremendous amount of depth of field, even when set to f/2.8. An aperture of f/2.8 on a fixed lens digital is equivalent to an aperture of f/11 on an SLR. There are trade offs in any camera, if your fixed lens digital goes to f/11 that is the equivalent of f/64, us d-SLR owners can only dream of that kind of depth of field.
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Old Jan 13, 2006, 5:01 AM   #12
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hi take a look at www.shutterfreaks.com hope this helps,

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Old Jan 13, 2006, 9:40 AM   #13
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http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

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Old Jan 21, 2006, 4:31 PM   #14
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boldstar,

what i would do in your case is to take a shot in auto mode until you get the desired

effects. just make sure to disable the flash, if enabled.

then save it plus others of it's like.

hopefully you have one form of photohop or another.

then scroll down to the "metadata" window (lower left in window if ps) until you get

to "camera data", where it will tell you absolutely everything about the shot; i.e.

shutter speed, aperture value, f stop, etc.

then just find the shot that you would like similar effects on you next shoot, write

down what the settings were for that shot, and when you are ready to shoot your

next subject, mimic the settings of your camera in desired mode to what they were in
your favorite shot and... voi la!


if that doesn't work, do what i do. mess with it till you get something close to what

you were going for!


good luck!


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Old Jan 27, 2006, 9:01 AM   #15
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I kind of like the shot as is, also. To me, the leaves aren't all that distracting, since the fence and ivy are still clearly defined and dominate the frame Now, the shot of the berrys would certainly be less appealing if the background weren't blurred, since it would obscure the main subject. Just my opinion.
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If you have EXCEL or MICROSOFT SPREADSHEETS on your PC, send me your email address and I will send you a SS for meters and feet that I wrote

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Old Feb 5, 2006, 9:28 AM   #17
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Sorry, what's an "SS for meters and feet"???

Thanks.
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 3:20 PM   #18
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José A. wrote:
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Sorry, what's an "SS for meters and feet"???

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SpreadSheet or SS for short

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