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Old April 3rd, 2005, 07:01 PM   #61
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<<<-- Originally posted by Jon Laing : <<--I use XL1s/XL2s, and I find that the DOF is workable. I can use selective focus quite effectively, and rack focus with room to spare, so what am I missing?

I do alot of photography with 35mm slr's hence im used to a lot of depth that even with the longest lense and the aperature open all the way, the XL2 still wont match. I've done alot of rack focusing and selective focusing as well, but it just doesnt compare with what you can do with 35mm, which is what we're trying to replicate.

So when i look at a shot on one of my videos and notice that the background is still reasonably in focus despite my use of longer lenses and wide aperature.

This is what i was getting at.

And i agree entirely with Jonathan about the story being more important than the format. It's still nice when you tell people you shot it on video and they flip out. -->>>

I hear you, I was a still photographer many, many moons ago. I see your point, I can get an out of focus background, but can I get the background lights to enlarge and go patel like 35mm... it's been a while....

Thanks !!
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