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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.

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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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