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Soft Focus - How About A Standardized Test ?


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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Mon 04-Feb-13 11:37 AM

I first looked at the image of the head and thought it was a joke, that it was a parody of the "soft-lens or camera" posts we see by the dozens. Why, because it is a great image, sharp as heck where the focus plane was and really good bokeh. I doubt your brother's 6D would do better.
But if you were really trying to get the whole image in sharp focus, which would probably detracted from the appeal of that image, with less 3d look, you only need to increase the depth of field by stopping down the aperture. At that distance with that lens I would think f/8 to f/11 would do the trick. At f/8 the lens is just past its optimum resolving power but much better than wide open as you had it set. That lens is spectacularly sharp from f/4 to f/8.
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