Zoom and depth of field

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jon Danniken, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jon Danniken

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Hi, I have a cheap point and shoot (Canon PS A495), and I have a question
    about zoom setting and depth of field.

    When I put the camera into video mode, it locks the focus when it starts,
    and unfortunately doesn't have the ability to change the focus throughout
    the recording session.

    So my question is, what zoom setting (zoomed in or zoomed out) will give me
    the largest depth of field?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jul 28, 2011
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  2. Jon Danniken

    Jeff R. Guest

    "Jon Danniken" <> wrote in message
    news:j0qdtv$i52$...
    > Hi, I have a cheap point and shoot (Canon PS A495), and I have a question
    > about zoom setting and depth of field.
    >
    > When I put the camera into video mode, it locks the focus when it starts,
    > and unfortunately doesn't have the ability to change the focus throughout
    > the recording session.
    >
    > So my question is, what zoom setting (zoomed in or zoomed out) will give
    > me the largest depth of field?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jon


    The widest angle - i.e. the shortest focal length.

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    Jeff R.
     
    Jeff R., Jul 28, 2011
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  3. Jon Danniken

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Jeff R. wrote:
    > "Jon Danniken" <> wrote in message
    > news:j0qdtv$i52$...
    >> Hi, I have a cheap point and shoot (Canon PS A495), and I have a
    >> question about zoom setting and depth of field.
    >>
    >> When I put the camera into video mode, it locks the focus when it
    >> starts, and unfortunately doesn't have the ability to change the
    >> focus throughout the recording session.
    >>
    >> So my question is, what zoom setting (zoomed in or zoomed out) will
    >> give me the largest depth of field?

    >
    > The widest angle - i.e. the shortest focal length.


    Thanks Jeff, I appreciate it.

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jul 28, 2011
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