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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.

Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/100sec ISO 100
Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/25sec ISO 100

・You can also enjoy shooting small-sized items and tabletop shooting.

Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/60sec ISO 100

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.

Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/25sec ISO 100


Points for care when shooting at close-focusing ranges

1. When shooting flat subjects, stretching at the edges of the image will stand out significantly.

Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/8sec ISO 200

2. The image quality at the edges of the image will be degraded.
If you focus on lettering near the edges of the image, distortion and stretching effects will occur

Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/100sec ISO 100