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How to maximize depth-of-field with a tripod

Your title was "How to maximize depth-of-field", but then your question was "I'd like to choose the aperture which gives the sharpest image". Those are two different subjects. For ...
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How to maximize depth-of-field with a tripod

The problem with the question is that there is a difference between actual sharpness/"sharpest image" and "acceptable sharpness"/Depth of Field. Light itself is sharpest when it is ...
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How to maximize depth-of-field with a tripod

Some ideas to consider. A Landscape will hardly have a depth of field problems. Most of the elements will be far away, so if you focus on them they will be in focus. To maximize the depth of field, ...
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Tamron SP 500mm mirror lens changing aperture and DOF

No it does not make sense. The 500mm focal length is true when imaging an object at infinity (about 2000 focal lengths or more distance). When imaging at 40 feet, you must rack the lens forward to ...
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Tamron SP 500mm mirror lens changing aperture and DOF

Depth of Field calculators assume that the Circle of Confusion is a consolidated circle that changes size in proportion to the F stop, but catadioptric lenses have a central obstruction, which creates ...
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Do you get more bokeh on a APSC sensor with a full frame 50mm f/1.8 lens or a APSC 30mm f/1.4?

The amount of blur (but not necessarily the quality or bokeh of it) can be roughly determined by the effective aperture. This is calculated by the focal length divided by the F-stop. The sensor size ...
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