View Single Post
Old 02-27-2015, 10:56 PM   #15
Noct Foamer
Senior Member
Noct Foamer's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 571

Originally Posted by JimThias View Post
Sometimes I want everything in focus, and I also want it SHARP. Hence the looking for the "Goldilocks" f-stop. (Not too open, not to tight, but just right.) But sometimes I don't -want- everything in focus. I sometimes want to blur the background so the subject pops out better, portrait style. I've been experimenting with shooting trains at f2, or using an achromatic doublet lens from the 1890s. On those older lenses only the center is rendered sharply.

Kent in SD
Noct Foamer is offline   Reply With Quote