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06-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited - Depth of Field Question

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I'm considering the purchase of the Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited lens for both landscape and copy work. While in the field, capturing landscape images, I want to keep everything in focus from foreground to infinity. Generally, I keep foreground objects at least 20 feet away from me when composing shots. I'm wondering if the DA 35mm Limited will allow me to do this, or if the fact that it's a macro lens will limit my depth of field. Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might care to offer.

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You should be able to accomplish this at that distance. Dof only starts getting shallow when you're really close to your subject.

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Thanks for the reply, Adam.

Here's another question: will the built-in lens hood make attaching and rotating a polarizing filter difficult while using the lens for copy work?
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Aperture, distance and focal length determines the DOF, that the lens has macro capabilities won't affect this.
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Nick...if you like to place an object close to you to create more depth to your landscape...I like at least a 24mm lens. I find the DA 21 to do a great job and the DA 15 even more so
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick S. Quote
Thanks for the reply, Adam.

Here's another question: will the built-in lens hood make attaching and rotating a polarizing filter difficult while using the lens for copy work?
The build-in lens hood does not affect the operation of an attached polarizing filter and you can extend the hood if needed.
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