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    Re: need depth in digital photography- Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Miller View Post
    This is not true at all. DOF is dependent on 3 things: focal length of the lens, the f-stop, and camera-to-subject distance. The capture media is not a factor when sensor size equals film size. In a cropped sensor, DOF actually increases if field of view is matched (because focal length changes; it still has nothing to do with capture media - you could accomplish the same change in DOF by capturing on film using the same focal length and then cropping the image).
    I think Yardley is referring to the idea that film grain is thicker and more uneven than the photosites on a digital sensor, and that film therefore captures (marginally) more of the "spread" of the focus and so gives the impression of more depth of field.

    I don't know if this is true. Sounds somewhat plausible theoretically but like many things, I've read about it on the net and never seen it demonstrated.

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    Re: need depth in digital photography- Help!

    I didn't even know that a digital Nikon is a large format camera.

    Could it be this is the wrong place/forum for you?

    Anyway, though I don't shoot digital, I shoot film, and from time to time with a F4s and a 2.5/105 mm. Stopping down a bit gives plenty DoF for portraits - at (what you call) 'full frame' (which we call it toy format ). A crippled sensor like yours should definitely deliver more DoF. If I were you, I'd send the camera and lens to the next service station, really.
    No espere demasiado tiempo para empacar una mochila, de lo contrario sus sueños se han ido de nuevo.

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    Re: need depth in digital photography- Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Miller View Post
    DOF is dependent on 3 things: focal length of the lens, the f-stop, and camera-to-subject distance.
    And the size of the circle of confusion that is accepted as being "sharp". This is mainly a matter of definition, but for different formats, different sizes of coc are commonly used.

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    Re: need depth in digital photography- Help!

    Try the brenizer method on Portrait and you get the large Format feel you are looking for

    Greetings Luke

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