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Old May 13th, 2002, 05:26 PM   #1
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depth of field

how do i get a "film like" depth of field with my vx2000... i have heard you can lower the f-stop and get as far away from a subject as possible then zoom in to make the background blurry, but i was wondering if there was an adapter or something to help me out?

any suggestions are helpful... i hope this isn't a stupid question...

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Old May 14th, 2002, 08:21 AM   #2
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Re: depth of field

www.pstechnik.de
www.mini35.com

Pricey. Brilliant.
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Old May 22nd, 2002, 08:19 PM   #3
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Basically, what you want to do is open the aperature further. There are two normal methods for achieving this while not hurting the exposure.

1. Speed up the shutter. While there really is no shutter, cameras do this by speeding up the read time on the CCD. The downside to this approach becomes apparent if the subject or camera is in motion.

2. Reduce the amount of light at the front of the lens. This is normally accomplished by a neutral density filter or a rotating polarizer.
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Old May 25th, 2002, 10:20 AM   #4
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thanks...

i really love the lens... but... wow... expensive...

thanks for all the replys...

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Old June 15th, 2002, 05:26 PM   #5
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<<<-- Originally posted by Martin_M : www.pstechnik.de
www.mini35.com

Pricey. Brilliant. -->>>

Wow that is awesome!! AHHH I want that for my Vx2000. Have you heard anything else about these adapters? Are they really all they claim to be?
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Old June 16th, 2002, 05:58 AM   #6
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The P+S Technik adaptor is, as Martin put it, pricey and brilliant, perhaps with the accent on pricey. Especially if you factor in the cost of a 35mm lens package and accessories such as follow focus and mattebox (and we are not talking DV sized versions of these either). Continuing with having a camera assistant who is good enough to pull focus competently in the 35mm medium, which is not easy & thus doesn't come cheap...it's a high-end bag!
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