F-stops & Depth-Of-Field
- From: ChrisCoaster <ckozicki@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 13:16:50 -0800 (PST)
First of all, my name *is* Chris and my handle is not something you
place a drink on - it's something you place yourself in, climb up
200-300 feet, and drop faster than you can think. And if I'm really
good at it, yes, the camera gets to ride too!
'nuff of the intros. From what I know about F-stops, a lower f-number
= a wider shutter aperature. IE: f2.6 - 3.5. A higher f-number(f6.5
- f.8.2) is pretty much a pinhole.
What I want to get cleared up is: Which end of that scale represents a
narrow depth of field( only the subject is in focus) or a wide depth
of field(the subject is in focus, as well as pretty much everything in
Can someone straighten me out on this? Thanks!