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Simple GIF Shows How Stopping Down the Aperture Affects Depth of Field

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Here’s a simple little GIF that can come in handy the next time you’re asked to explain how aperture and depth of field work. Created by Reddit user veedees, it shows exactly how stopping down your lens from f/1.8 all the way to f/16 translates into different depths of field.

Here’s the original GIF:

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And here it is blown up:

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It’s not anything most of us don’t already know from using a camera day in and day out, but it’s still neat to have a GIF that visualizes the changes as you move from f-stop to f-stop.


Image credits: Feature image by Nayu Kim, GIF by veedees.

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