Shooting at Close-Focusing Ranges with the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056)
When in use at the 70mm focal range, shooting at close-focusing ranges (shorter than the minimum object distance of 0.85m) is possible down to a minimum range of 0.27m with manual focusing only. By positioning the subject in the center of the image, you can enjoy creative photographic expression utilizing peripheral bokeh (background blur) and stretching (lateral/radial blur) effects. Why not try experimenting to find new ways of expressing your own creativity.
Hints for shooting at close-focusing ranges
1．Choose three-dimensional subjects
*Using a tripod enables greater stability when shooting.
・You can produce beautiful bokeh effects when shooting flowers.
・You can also enjoy shooting small-sized items and tabletop shooting.
2．Focus near to the center of the image
Please shoot with a similar composition to the one shown, focusing near to the center of the image.