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D610

Tips and Tricks

Bokeh

Aperture: f/5.6
Aperture: f/2.8

When filming movies, you can blur the background by adjusting aperture or using a long lens. One easy method is to choose aperture-priority auto exposure mode and adjust aperture as desired, leaving the camera to set exposure. Choose low f-numbers to soften backgrounds.

To soften backgrounds, you'll need to pay attention to two factors. One is to use a lens with a long focal length: the longer the lens, the more shallow the depth of field and the softer the background. The second is to choose a lens with a wide maximum aperture: the wider the aperture, the more shallow the depth of field and the softer the background. Note, however, that a shallow depth of field makes focus challenging, rendering these techniques unsuitable for filming moving objects. Adjust depth of field to suit your subject.

Aperture: f5.6
Aperture: f/2.8

To adjust aperture, choose mode P, S, or A. Keep the exposure compensation button pressed and rotate the main command dial to choose a setting. Choose lower f-numbers to decrease depth of field, higher f-numbers to increase depth of field.

Functions Used for Bokeh
View detailed information on the settings and procedures used.

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