Settings to control depth of field

Use Table I.1 as a quick guide for setting up your camera for either shallow or large depth of field effects.

Table I.1 Settings to control depth of field

DOF effect

Best aperture

Best focal lengths

Best subject-to-camera

required

numbers

distance

Shallow

Low (e.g. f2.0, f2.8)

Longer than standard

Close

(e.g. 120 mm)

Large

High (e.g. f22,f32)

Shorter than standard

Distant

(e.g. 28 mm)

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