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by Lars Kotthoff

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answered What is a good wide-angle prime lens for Nikon DX (APS-C) format?
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comment How to Force my Nikon D5000 to take a photo in low light?
Is the focus assist light firing? That should help.
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comment How to Force my Nikon D5000 to take a photo in low light?
+1 on the external flash firing a grid, that helps 1000%, lets you focus in the dark.
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comment Why can't I get a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect?
"Can you suggest a long Nikon lens with a high aperture" - the Nikon 85mm f/1.8
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comment Why can't I get a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect?
@jrista - but the DOF of a 50mm lens on an APS-C body won't be the same as the DOF of a 85mm lens on a full-frame body I don't think.
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comment Why can't I get a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect?
The photo of the dog is taken at 85mm, your photo was taken at 35mm. Get an 85mm lens :)
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comment Help me decide which camera to buy?
We made a mistake with the K-5, agreed it should be listed as professional. Hmm, I thought the 40D/50D/60D were in Canon's Pro lineup, am I wrong? We need a good definition of pro gear :)
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comment How can I get bokeh with an aperture of 3.5 as my max?
In a small room, if you're taking pictures of a person, you probably need a different lens to get this effect, perhaps the Nikon 50mm f/1.8.
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answered How can I get bokeh with an aperture of 3.5 as my max?
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comment How can I get bokeh with an aperture of 3.5 as my max?
The way to get a DOF with this lens is to shoot at 105mm, f/5.6, have your subject be maybe 6ft from you, and have nothing close behind them. If you take a photo like that, and it doesn't exhibit shallow DOF, please post it so we can help!
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comment How can I get bokeh with an aperture of 3.5 as my max?
Can you post a sample photo, one that doesn't have a shallow enough DOF?
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comment How can I get bokeh with an aperture of 3.5 as my max?
As you pointed out, the lens is f/5.6 when zoomed in, the only way to change that is buy a different lens.
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comment Can I get a shallow DOF using a kit lens?
@Stan, this page seems to disagree with you: dofmaster.com/dofjs.html, e.g. it shows DOF of 6.61ft at 55mm, f/16, 10ft from subject, but DOF of 1.63ft at 105mm, f/16, 10ft from the subject. (Ah, those two settings will produce differently framed photos..)