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Basics: aperture, composition, depth of field, exposure, rule of thirds, shutter, white balance and more

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  1. I'd like to gauge views on shallow depth of field using a compact camera but before anyone launches into a treatise on the subject, I'm already aware of the countless comments on other sites about the limits of a small sensor. My question relates to using optical zoom.

    Does anyone have a view as to the optimum zoom to achieve a shallow depth of field on a compact? Mine only has a five times optical zoom and while it has a much greater digital zoom, I'm loath to use it.


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