Depth of Field

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  1. Caroline1000

    Caroline1000 TPF Noob!

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    Hi


    I would appreciate some advice on depth of field please. I have recently started taking landscape photos with a Canon Eos 400d camera and a 10-20mm sigma lens. I have just noticed that the f stop for a lot of what i took is either f5.6 or f6.3. The photos look ok to me but I have been told that i should be shooting at f8 or above??

    please advise

    Caroline
     
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    F11-F16 is what I use for landscape, I focus on the foreground at about 5 metres and have a good degree of sharpness throughout the scene. H
     
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    You're already going to get insane depth of field with a 10-20mm lens. I generally avoid both extremes when it comes to apertures -- somewhere in the middle is usually where the best optical quality is. So /5.6 to 8 sounds about right.
     
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