Narrow DOF with FA 50 f/1.4

1/160 sec, f/2.5, 50mm, iso 200, 0Ev
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 narrow dof
1/125 sec, f/2.0, 50mm, iso 200, 0 Ev
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 narrow dof
1/160 sec, f/2.4, 50mm, iso 200, 0 Ev
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 Test Shot
Though I aim the focus at the white flower in the 1st and 2nd shots, I get soft focus on the white flower but the pink leaf in front of it is sharp. I am forcing myself not to think of the possibility of front focusing as I do get much sharper pictures in my 2nd copy of Pentax FA 50 f/1.4. And my 3rd picture seems sharper than first two and looks reasonably well in sharpness.

I have yet to try manual focusing on Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 which I find to be very decent due to the wide focusing ring in the lens. Other critical suggestions include using tripod and smaller aperture like f/8.0 for macro on flower shot, but the amateur in me still likes to play with narrow DOF as I find it most challenging and it helps in creating a unique story about the flower which is being singled out in the picture.


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billgo said...

Hi Hin,
In the last paragraph, "..using tripod and larger aperture like f/8.0" I believe that you mean a smaller aperture (larger number)??

Hin Man said...

Billgo, thanks for the correction.

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