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(Depth of Field)

Postby EIZO » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:53 pm

As a professional sports photographer (I shoot for Classic Cars Magazine) and freelance journalist I know the importance of DOF (Depth of Field)

What I found the other day was the apparent shallow DOF of my two scopes.

Is there a way to calculate the DOF of a scope for terrestrial shooting and I presume that DOF also makes a difference when imaging the Moon for example.

Thanks
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Re: (Depth of Field)

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:34 pm

I find that a shallow depth of field is usually best for the sort of things that I do, as most DSLRs cannot focus on objects at different distances. When I photographed refuelling vehicles for work, I stood back and used a longer focal length.

Do you use your DSLRs at night? With focal lengths of 14-600mm, there's loads you can do.
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