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How to get a short DOF on Nikon DSLR?

ABO

Germantown, US
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ABO Basic Member
Fri 10-Nov-06 07:14 PM

Hi:

Since Nikon has released DSLR cameras, I have noticed it until this February. I finally made a decision to get a DSLR instead of my 35mm camera; I bought a D200 body. All my lenses are not the DX lens (I could save much money).As long as I used D200, I still can't figure out getting a short DOF (Depth of Field).

When I take pictures, although I can get a 1.5X greater image through a smaller CCD sensor, I still get a too long DOF even I use the largest aperture f/2.8. I always have a lot troubles on the subjects are too big but the DOF does not short enough (I want to blur the foreground and back ground)

I have tried to use DOF formulas to compare the differences. I get a result. The non DX lens be used on DSLR camera, the DOF will 2~3 f-stop smaller (number bigger) than in 35mm( in the same big image condition).

Does anyone who knows how to get a short DOF except getting a DX lens? Please give me your suggestions

Thanks

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