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opgr

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A seemingly mundane lens question
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:35:41 AM »

I was pondering lensbehavior and this question popped up in my mind, particularly considering landscape photography and for example focus stacking in lieu of scheimpflug.
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Re: A seemingly mundane lens question
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 11:19:21 AM »

Lens construction has far less effect on DoF than does aperture.  You can have both sharpness and DoF.  For landscapes, I greatly prefer tilt/shift lenses (or shooting LF) anyway.



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Re: A seemingly mundane lens question
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 11:38:15 AM »

Lens construction has far less effect on DoF than does aperture.  You can have both sharpness and DoF.  For landscapes, I greatly prefer tilt/shift lenses (or shooting LF) anyway.

Sure, and DoF is always a linear relation if I'm not mistaken, but that proposition changes if you add focusstacking in the mix. (I was considering focusstacking for the case where you need a sharp landscape, and sharp clouds above). The apparent sharpness created by focusstacking seems to introduce a very interesting look, even for a very appalling lens.

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