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 Post subject: FX500 Aperture
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:40 pm 
Hey guys,

I just bought the FX500 camera, very pleased but its results so far. But one thing does bother me. I see absolutely (till now) no difference in depth of field when i choose between it's biggest aperture (2.8) and it's smallest (8.0). In both cases the background is pretty sharp and i see no difference between both pictures.

I want to achieve the same effect when i do a macro photo: sharp object and very unsharp background. I was told that this camera could do the same whit the aperture settings adjusted.

So what am i doing wrong here?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:49 pm 
Well. Because it's a compact camera, the small sensor means that the aperture you select will not have the same affect as the same aperture on a DSLR (with a much bigger sensor). There are other ways you can blur the background though. The distance between the camera and the suject and the distance between the subject and the background are big factors. Try and keep the subject as far away from the background as possible - that should give you a better result.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:20 pm 
Thnxz for responding this quick!

I have also read that if i change my focal lengt by zooming in and step a bit backwords that the DOP effect is greater.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:19 am 
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Yep, as you'll see in our FX500 gallery, we couldn't get that small a DOF, but you can apply the same techniques in our workshop to minimise the DOF...

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