Depth of Field – 3 Objects

Understanding depth of field by varying f-stops…

Shooting 3 different objects in focus using F/4 and then stopping down to F/22 to get all three in focus. What I noticed was that I lost a bit of sharpness as I went from F/4 to F/22, which I later found out is due to diffraction.

Ken Rockwell has a pretty good article on it in which he talks about how “If you stop down more you get sharper results, but if you stop down too far, diffraction gives you softer results, just like squinting your eyes. The very best aperture is someplace between these two, and I’m going to show you how to find it exactly.”  ( )

[Click on images to view them larger (redirects to Flickr)]

Febreze in focusFebreze in focus

Pringles in focus
Pringles in focus

Swiffer in focus
Swiffer in focus

And finally, all in focus at f/22.
All in focus


About Aamir Raza

VFX enthusiast and Digital Media Artist living in Toronto. //

Posted on March 7, 2012, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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