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Tourist
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Close up photo - best setting for greatest depth of field

Hi - which camera lense setting should I use for greatest depth of field when taking close up photos of flowers etc.

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GoPro
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Re: Close up photo - best setting for greatest depth of field

Hi @slackhouse,

 

You can't change DoF in GoPro since you can't replace the lens. 

 

What camera are you using by the way?

 

 

 

-Jay

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Tourist
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Re: Close up photo - best setting for greatest depth of field

Hi Jay - Hero 8.

Used to have a Hero 5 which took great close ups.

Changing the lense -wide, linear or narrow does this alter the depth of field like a f stop?

Pete

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GoPro
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Re: Close up photo - best setting for greatest depth of field

@slackhouse, as far as I know, GoPro cameras have a fixed-aperture lens that’s rated at ƒ/2.8 regardless of the Digital Lens (FOV) selected.

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Backpacker
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Re: Close up photo - best setting for greatest depth of field

hi,

no.

consider the gopro lens as

  • fixed aperture f / 2.8
  • lens with digital zoom that will give you the equivalent on 35mm
    • wide 16-34mm
    • linear 19-39mm
    • narrow 27mm
  • fixed focus somewhere over the hyperfocal

so,  everything from 20cm --- infinite will be in focus

you will not be able to obtain the bokeh.

 

being an action camera, this is the goal... to have everything in focus as much as DOF can be.

 

hope this helps,

robert 

 

 

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Tourist
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Re: Close up photo - best setting for greatest depth of field

Thanks Robert- answerd my question. 

Not suitable for close up photos. 

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Tourist
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Re: Close up photo - best setting for greatest depth of field

Hi Robert- thanks for clearing this for me.

Understand now.

Pete