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rpoyner

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rpoyner Registered since 23rd Apr 2013
Sun 12-May-13 07:29 PM

Hi there, this is my first post, I'm a keen macro photographer and only recently read that distance to subject has a big impact also. I thought I'd check this out and did some tests on my Sigma 150mm lens, I plotted the results on excel (would attach if I knew how). It amazed me that going from 20cm to 40cm doubled the DOF for a given f stop, in fact more than doubled at higher f stops. Previously I have always tried to get as close as possible, this year I think I'll be keeping my distance from the bugs.
That's my question really, I've just upgraded from a D80 to a D600 and wondered is there an optimum subject distance to work at? I'd really appreciate your comments as I want to up my game this year. Many thanks in advance.

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