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# Question on depth of field

jean
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 02-22-2004
If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?

Jean

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Tal Fucus
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 02-22-2004
Jean,
I'm not sure I understand you, but you'll have larger depth of field with
smaller aperture.
f3.5 is smaller then f1.8 (At least in this case

Tal

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> If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
> the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?
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Lisa Horton
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 02-22-2004
Yes. 50mm at 3.5 is 50mm at 3.5

Lisa

jean wrote:
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> If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
> the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?
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Ken Weitzel
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 02-22-2004
Durn new math

I still think 1.8 is smaller than 3.5

Ken

Tal Fucus wrote:
> Jean,
> I'm not sure I understand you, but you'll have larger depth of field with
> smaller aperture.
> f3.5 is smaller then f1.8 (At least in this case
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> Tal
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> "jean" <look_for@my_email.org> wrote in message
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>>If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
>>the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?
>>
>>Jean
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al-Farrob
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 02-22-2004
jean wrote:

> If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
> the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?
>
> Jean
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Yes, you can see it as 50/3.5 in both cases

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Rudy Garcia
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In article <%E9_b.2604\$(E-Mail Removed)>,
"jean" <look_for@my_email.org> wrote:

> If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
> the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?
>
> Jean

Absolutely the same when both are set to the same aperture and subject
distance.

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David Dyer-Bennet
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"jean" <look_for@my_email.org> writes:

> If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
> the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?

The depth of field is determined by the focal length of the lens, the
size of the film, the degree of enlargement (if you're making your
judgement from a print), the distance the lens is focused at, and the
aperture the lens is set at.

So if you're talking about taking the same photo with the same camera
with a 50mm f3.5 lens set at f3.5, and a 50mm f1.8 lens set at f3.5,
and otherwise doing everything the same, then yes, they'll have the
same depth of field. It's the aperture *used* that's relevant.
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Ed Ruf
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 02-23-2004
On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 17:02:58 -0500, in rec.photo.digital "jean"
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>If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
>the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?

As long as you are comparing apples to apples it is the same. By this I
mean the same camera. You can not compare settings from a film to a digital
camera,
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 02-23-2004
Yes - if you are focused at the same distance.

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"jean" <look_for@my_email.org> wrote in message
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> If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
> the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?
>
> Jean
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Don Stauffer
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 02-23-2004
No. Well, sort of. The depth of field in relative amount (that is,
PROPORTIONAL to focal length, or percentage of focal length), will be
about the same, but not in absolute measurement scale.

Also, diffraction will alter the depth of field a bit, increasing the
relative depth of field by a small amount.

jean wrote:
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> If I take pictures with a 50mm lens with a maximum aperture of f3.5, will
> the depth of field be the same as an f1.8 50mm lens stopped down to f3.5?
>
> Jean
>
> --
> jeandr at bigfoot dot com

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