Depth of Field Comparison

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f8

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f11

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f16

Depth of Field Comparison.
 
Here is a comparison I did the other day to check depth of field and to see if I could determine a “sweet spot” on the new Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens. The shots were done with the D-500, on a tripod and gimbal head. Ma Berry moved over on the branch from f8 to f11 so the composition is slightly different, and the cropping is tighter on the last two. The first image is at f8, the second at f11 and the last at f16. I personally think they are all sharp and really don’t have a preference in which aperture I would shoot. When photographing birds, the thing to remember is as you use a smaller aperture like f11 and f16, you need to make sure you have plenty of light because the shutter speed will be slower. All 3 images were at ISO 200 as well.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, varied f-stops and shutter speeds, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 gimbal head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiPro
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2 Responses to “Depth of Field Comparison”

  1. Excellent shots. The best aperture is likely to be one to two stops up from the widest aperture or from the smallest fstop.

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      As a general rule, yes. Nowadays though, sensors also have a sweet spot, combining the two is what will be sharpest. I think this lens is extremely sharp at f8 as well as f16. f8 is only 2/3 of a stop from wide open which makes this lens that much more impressive to me.

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