the 12-35 to much of a compromise

Started May 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: the 12-35 to much of a compromise
In reply to tgutgu, May 23, 2012

tgutgu wrote:

The arguments are getting increasingly crazy due to the obsession about shallow DOF. It is as if only images with shallow DOF are aesthetically acceptable! What a wrong perception!

Honestly, I have seen more images broken due to not enough DOf than vice versa. To me the increased DOF is one of the major advantages of m4/3.

Quite certainly true. I have botched a lot of group shots indoors with a 1.4/50mm on 135 film. The film was only 400 ISO (acceptable grain), prompting for a wide aperture to have sufficient shutter speed. The situation in digital would be the same. I'd have to go for 800 or 1600 ISO, while I could have done the same shot with a MFT camera at 400, leveraging the shorter focal length and consequently deeper DoF.

The noise advantage of current FF cameras over MFT is probably about two stops, maybe a little more, however many times you can not actually make use of it.

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