I have calculated the depth of field for my Sony RX100M3. I have done so numerous times for all three parameters: focal length, subject distance and apperture.
I noticed that for sufficiently large subject distances (~50-100 m) and keeping the equivalent focal length fixed at 24mm, the depth of field is relatively not so much affected by aperture. The bandwith of aperture for the Sony RX100M3 is f/1.8 to f/11.
Is it true that the aperture does not affect depth of field that much for large subject distances?
At what 'cost' can we let the aperture wide open other then that subject of interest appear smaller?
I am new to photography and I would love if someone could enlighten me with this question.