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Old April 7th, 2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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How far can you close the Iris before the picture suffers?

I am not looking for a 'film look' or anything - I would actually like as big a dof as I can get but I don't want the picture to become too soft.

How how closed can the iris go with the EX1 and still give a decent picture?

so far f5.6 seems fine.

Anyone tested this? Whats 6.7 or 8 like?

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Old April 7th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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I haven't noticed any issues below F8. I know at 11 or 16 I have seen it become junk, which is not uncommon for most lenses. I think most lenses are optimized to be sharpest in the F4-F8 range.
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Depends on ligh a bit I suppose but I have shot at f11 with no noticable abberation. I find f9.5 as good as f4 in most situations.
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