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

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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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Backpacker
Posts: 1,104

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

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

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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

Tourist
Posts: 4

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

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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

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

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@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.

Backpacker
Posts: 1,104

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

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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 

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 4

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

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Thanks Robert- answerd my question. 

Not suitable for close up photos. 

Tourist
Posts: 4

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

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Hi Robert- thanks for clearing this for me.

Understand now.

Pete