Some images to show Four Thirds DOF

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Some images to show Four Thirds DOF
Mar 8, 2010

There has been discussion of DOF on other threads on here (the "equivalence" discussion / heated argument threads, amongst others), and I indicated that I would post some photos to show the shallow DOF from 4/3. These are all using the 50-200 SWD, as I'm too lazy to carry other lenses while in-game (and usually lack time to change them anyway).

These are all taken playing airsoft, BTW, so no need to panic. (They're relatively harmless low-power 6 mm plastic BB guns. :))

If you have shallow DOF shots for comparison from 4/3 or other systems then please feel free to post them.

A wide head and shoulders shot, with the front person being roughly 1 m in front (92 mm, f/3.5):

A portrait shot at 200 mm, f/5:

A full telephoto shot at 200 mm, f/4 (wide open for the 50-200):

Taken at 182 mm, f/3.5 (wide-open):

Taken at 147 mm, f/3.4 (also shows bokeh quite well):

Another wide-open shot (200 mm, f/3.5):

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