The most dreaded sentence to hear for anyone already having disk problems. As if this sentence would add insult to injury. And in a way, it does. It tells us that we have been even more careless than we should have been. Happily snapping away at the world, sharing a few of the best shots and reaping the likes, +1s and whatnot. Yet, one day, those pictures will be gone. Forever. Simply because digital data is perishable. Perishable as a frozen head of lettuce.
We all come across the situation where everything in a shot needs to be in focus, yet our equipment only allows for part of it to be in focus. So we stop down. F/11, F/16… still no good. F/32 is close, but still no cigar. The solution of “stopping down” may work, but still has its drawbacks. At f/32, there is little light left to work with and shutter speeds are getting too slow to handhold the camera. Cranking up the ISO to counter that reveals too much noise. Apparently there’s no way to win.