Recently I have started to notice that we get an increasing number of product and people shots that are NOT out of focus, but are kind of soft anyway. As the review tool shows conveniently the EXIF of the photograph, a correlation started to emerge. Namely, the correlation between the aperture and softness of the image.
Now, most of you would think that - yes, but of course, the wider the aperture the softer the image and the shallower given depth of field. Right you are, but interestingly the same is true if you approach the other end of the possible aperture values.
How is this possible? Isn't it so, that the bigger "f-number" I have, the deeper DOF I achieve?
Correct. But in addition to depth of field, other characteristics come into play. So far... [ Read more...