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How to get lots depth of field using a Z1?


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#1 Ermetekos

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:09 AM

I was watching LOST, and I was amazed by the depth of field, i saw in many shots.

Do you think it is viable to get such an effect using an HDV camera?

And if so, how to go on about achieving such an effect, if you dont have an interchangeable lens or adapter.

thank u in advance
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#2 Thanasis Diamantopoulos

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 11:37 AM

I was watching LOST, and I was amazed by the depth of field, i saw in many shots.

Do you think it is viable to get such an effect using an HDV camera?

And if so, how to go on about achieving such an effect, if you dont have an interchangeable lens or adapter.

thank u in advance


Hi
for no long dof use neutral filters and minimize exposure.
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#3 Ermetekos

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 04:07 PM

Hi
for no long dof use neutral filters and minimize exposure.


i guess you mena set the aperture to it?s widest setting and then use ND, otherwise if u minimize exposure n use ND, u ll get pretty much sth looking black. no?
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:03 PM

i guess you mena set the aperture to it’s widest setting and then use ND, otherwise if u minimize exposure n use ND, u ll get pretty much sth looking black. no?


I mean that when you minimize the exposure you minimize the dof. But if you need a lot of dof i thing that with a 1/3 ccd video camera just shut with wide lenses and alot of light and everything will be clear from US
to europe.
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:28 PM

I was watching LOST, and I was amazed by the depth of field, i saw in many shots.

Do you think it is viable to get such an effect using an HDV camera?

And if so, how to go on about achieving such an effect, if you dont have an interchangeable lens or adapter.

thank u in advance


The optical rules for a lot of depth of field, you want to do some or all of the following:

-shoot on wide lenses
-place the camera far away from your subjects
-shoot with the iris stopped down


For less depth of field:

-use long lenses
-place the camera close to subjects
-shoot with a more open iris

The trick I won't tell you is how to do these things in the context of shooting to make it look natural and fit into the style of the picture ;)
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#6 Ashim

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 09:32 AM

Dont you usually get great DoF with a Z1, Infact how does one get reduced DoF on a Z1, considering it has a smaller sensor size one usually has to settle in for a great DoF
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