Uniform Focus

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Alphabetize, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Alphabetize macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2013
    Hi, I need some help with photographing products.

    I'm trying to photograph prosucts and have each image be completely in focus, with no depth of field at all. I've tried a number of different settings, but I can't seem to take a completely uniform picture of any object that has depth. What can I do?

    I am using a Nikon D70.
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    Use aperture priority or manual mode and set the aperture as small as possible.
  3. Alphabetize thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2013
    I'm still getting some blurry areas of the subject. It's like the center is in focus, but the edges are blurry. Aperture is at f/4.5. I can't show any examples right now.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    4.5 is a comparatively large aperture. You need a smaller one (higher number).
    Also, your terminology is confused. If you want all of a subject from front to back in focus, that's a larger depth of field.
  5. themumu macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2011
    Small aperture = large f number. Try f/16, f/22 or whatever your lens can handle on the far end.

    And as chrfr noted, your use of the terms is reversed. When people say "no depth of field at all" it usually implies a very small (shallow) depth of field, that is, only a sliver of the subject is in focus, the rest is blurred. What you seem to want is the exact opposite.
  6. Alphabetize thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2013
    Aha! Thanks everyone. My terminology was reversed. A little confusing is all. The smaller f/stop is a wider aperture. Pictures are clear now.
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    4.5???? No it goes the other way. Try f/16 or if you can if the lens goes that far f/22

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