I’m not too techie with cameras, I’m really more into enjoying what has already been designed than trying to explore the why’s and wherefores of the mechanisms.
I just understand how everything works in general but don’t really sweat the ifs and buts of numbers. Still, when you get your first ever macro lens and it prides itself with having a f2.8 (Tokina AT-X M35 Pro DX 35mm f/2.8 Macro), it will be difficult to resist the temptation to push that depth of field to the max and challenge the elements to blur your subject as you bend over, without a tripod, trying to hold one’s breath as long as possible, mumbling against the breeze, and pleading at your subject to please hold their pose for just one second longer.
The result, the few ones you capture in relative focus, is like a play in digital gouache, if there is anything like that; the background and foreground like a cloud of colors that only nature can mix.
But most of all, I love the surprises from what others may say is a disaster… like a flash that you forgot to turn on.