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Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Jock Elliott, Apr 29, 2014.
Of course they can, it just depends on the relationship of the subject to its background, and what you can do with your aperture.
No way ...
I was pretty sure the background would go out of focus. What surprised me -- and was not evident on the small screen on the back of the camera -- was that some of the maple buds in the foreground were also thrown out of focus.
I was using the small autofocus square, pointed at the buds near the top-center of the frame. The particulars: 600mm equivalent, 1/125th handheld, f/2.8, ISO 125.
Looking at a DOF calculator really helps to bring this in to focus (bad pun intended).
Pretty neat. You need to put in the actual focal length, not the equivalent focal length, right?
PS Another bad pun like that and your poetic license might be suspended!
Jock, you are correct...you need to put in the ACTUAL focal length, so not 600mm in your example.
I'm already dealing with a couple of PUIs...
PUIs . . . really?!! that was better than the first one!
There ya go.