f/8 is probably about right, but if you are trying to do macro with a 50mm f/1.4 you're gonna have a problem. The fifty dollar f/8 lump o glass is far better for macro than the $700 1.4 (at least until you stop down the 50mm to f/8 that is)
All I have is an IPhone to take pics of my work. Was looking at getting a cheap camera for close ups and macro work of the PCBs I make.Anybody got any input?
That is a good pic. But I want to get closer and to see more details than that. My IPhone just won't do it. My old Canon does a much better job. Plus, I don't do this for a living nor do I do it as a hobby. I just wanted some nice pics of the boards I made. I am looking for an all around good camera. But, I don't have to have one..
What is your real intention for this photo? What kind of details do you want to see? Solder whiskers?
Are you looking to do an optical inspection of SMD parts? An 8MP photo can also do that too.
Have you tried the scanner method? I scanned one of my boards at 1200dpi and it freaking humongous. You can see the thickness of the silkscreen paint applied.