What kind of lens would I use?

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  1. imchristinak

    imchristinak TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys,
    so I took this picture with my sd600 and was wondering what kind of lens i would use with a professional camera to get the effect (I suppose it's shallow DOF?) I tried to get for the picture with photoshop below:

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    I have a 50mm, would that suffice?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    4 things effect DOF:
    1. Lens focal length
    2. subject to lens distance
    3. subject to background distance
    4. lens aperture.
    With the 50mm you need to consider all 4. http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
     

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