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nivas Registered since 08th Nov 2011Mon 21-Nov-11 11:53 AM
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"Nikon D5100 DOF and Bokeh with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens "


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Hi All,

I just want to know from some of experienced nikon users if I use Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens in Nikon D5100 can I get good DOF and Bokeh effects ?

I know the Nikon D5100 doesn't have Depth Of Field Preview button. Without this button does it have any issues?. How important is DOF preview button. I know canon t3i has it . But I am interested in D5100 so would like to know about it.

Thanks in advance

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 21-Nov-11 06:42 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon D5100 DOF and Bokeh with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens "
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>I just want to know from some of experienced nikon users if I
>use Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens in Nikon D5100 can I get
>good DOF and Bokeh effects ?

Yes! When shot wide open the 35mm f/1.8G is capable of producing images with a very narrow DOF and nice Bokeh.

>I know the Nikon D5100 doesn't have Depth Of Field Preview
>button. Without this button does it have any issues?

No. The DOF preview button has absolutely no effect on the image produced by the camera what so ever.

>How important is DOF preview button. I know canon t3i has it . But
>I am interested in D5100 so would like to know about it.

It is a nice feature to have though it is rarely used and useless for shooting at apertures larger (smaller f/#'s) f/2.8 even on Pro Bodies.
I shoot more than most, and even though All of my Bodies have DOF preview buttons, I use it for less than .001% of the images that I capture.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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DavidN4 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011Mon 21-Nov-11 09:03 PM
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#2. "RE: Nikon D5100 DOF and Bokeh with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens "
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It works fine for me, but be aware that you have to get pretty close to your subject to get the best looking picture in my opinion. I prefer to be farther back, and use a longer lens - looks more natural to me.

  

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jwar Registered since 26th Nov 2007Wed 07-Dec-11 05:28 PM
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#3. "RE: Nikon D5100 DOF and Bokeh with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens "
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The DOF on the f/1.8 is extremely shallow, In this picture of my wife and baby, I am only a couple feet from the subject, and as you can see, only the brow area is in focus, even her lips are starting to move out of focus.



It makes for a very nice effect, and with more light, it is easier to manage. I love shooting with that lens, it was really nice to use in the low light setting during our labor and delivery.

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mikecola Registered since 07th Nov 2011Tue 13-Dec-11 11:38 PM
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#4. "RE: Nikon D5100 DOF and Bokeh with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens "
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Here is an example at f1.8. Only the figure at the front is in focus, and at that, not all of him. It starts going soft on his rear leg and the backside of the hat.


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Future2001 Registered since 12th Jan 2012Thu 12-Jan-12 04:51 AM
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#5. "RE: Nikon D5100 DOF and Bokeh with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens "
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You can get some good bokeh but like others have said at wide open things get soft and blurred be careful with what the camera is focusing on. Maybe bump up the aperture.

  

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