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Huge depth of field
Old 09-15-2016   #1
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Huge depth of field

These two pictures by Harry Gruyaert show an incredible amount of depth of field, is this achieved just through using the hyperfocal type focusing, im wondering how close he was to the actual window in each case, apparently he used a 50mm lens mostly, 3 metres?. There is the chance those curtains are in fact giant curtains, the one with the swan boats might possibly be.
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Old 09-15-2016   #2
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There are more ways than one to skin a cat.. Maybe this was done using focus stacking? I don't think you could get the left one through tilt alone, but tilting could definitely help in the right hand side image..
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Maybe a tripod and a small aperture?
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As you said, careful placement of elements and good framing will do the trick.
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On my Elmar 50mm: f22 is 6 feet to Infinity. If he used a 35mm even greater.
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Old 09-15-2016   #6
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I doubt he stacked pictures, if you mean combining two to make one. Though what do you mean by “tilting”, I always thought that was related to landscapes that look like minatures.

I was thinking a 50mm, at about 3metres, though its the darkness of the day in the image on the right with the boats, could hardly be f16. It seems like a fast shutter speed.
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Thats amazing, 6ft to infinity, yeah it could have been something like that alright.
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Though the available light, I cant see it being f22.
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Tripod, F22. Done
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The second image appears to have a much wider field of view than 50mm, by the way...
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Tripod, F22. Done
Out of curiousity, what shutter speed? 1/30 ?

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Out of curiousity, what shutter speed? 1/30 ?
Whatever it takes. With an overcast sky roughly in balance with the indoor light, something between 1/4 and 1/30 would be my meter-less guesstimate for f/16 on on ISO400 film. But given a Magnum photographer, it may just as well be from a recent pro DSLR with enough low-light performance to hand-hold that aperture.
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But given a Magnum photographer, it may just as well be from a recent pro DSLR with enough low-light performance to hand-hold that aperture.
and could even be a smaller sensor camera adding to greater depth of field.
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Out of curiousity, what shutter speed? 1/30 ?

Thanks everyone
You are shooting aperture priority so as sevo says whatever the camera says to expose. If you were shooting film you could bracket and pick the best exposure.
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They're not actually all that sharp when enlarged on my screen. This may be an artifact of scaling for the internet, but equally, a Micro-Nikkor 55 stops down to f/32, marked on the lens as 5 feet to infinity, and it would be feasible to modify it to stop down to f/45 if you didn't mind a resolution of about 20 lp/mm.

And of course there are larger formats and optimized pinholes, but these would probably involve excessively long exposures.

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I think that at these apertures though diffraction would soften the image even if we had a full resolution image to look at.
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Check out 'Frazier Lens'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06t8TGAffNA

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I rather doubt that he bothered to wrestle with a relay lens for such a relatively trivial task - that effect is already achievable on FF (or 35mm film) with judicious stopping down and good compositing, and small sensor cameras will even do it without any effort.
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I think that at these apertures though diffraction would soften the image even if we had a full resolution image to look at.
That was my point.

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