A&P What inexpensive digital camera can produce shallow depth of field?

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  1. FurryFriend

    FurryFriend New Member

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    On my digital camera, it doesn't matter if I'm shooting at f/2 or f/8. Depth of field on photos looks the same. Of course, this is because digital cameras have short focal lengths. Is there any inexpensive digital cameras that can produce shallow depth of fields or do I need to buy an expensive one like the Canon EOS?
     
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    if your strictly on a budget, create a mount for an SLR lens on a dark box. Have the lens project & focus the image on a translucent piece of plastic, have your digital camera set to macro mode and take a photo of the projected image. It will need to be flipped in post processing. I have seen this used with video as video cameras with large lenses & sensors are very expencive.
     
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    Wow, thx for that info! But it all seems very complicated.

    Some digital cameras allow you to attach a telephoto or wide-angle lens. Can I use those to produce a shallow depth of field?
     
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    not really, your pretty limited by sensor size I believe. A telephoto would help, but i dont know how much.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    You can have shallow DOF on point & shoot cameras by shooting in macro mode.
     
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    Get a Holga...
     

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