A reason why people stop down m4/3s too much

Started Nov 21, 2012 | Questions thread
Jouko
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In reply to danijel973, Nov 25, 2012

I agree with your point. The diffraction is just one factor to think about - and usually not the most important. Even sharpness is quite a lot overrated nowadays...

With landscapes (and other subject too) the wind, clouds, DOF etc vs. shutter speed makes a lot more quality to the result than the possible diffraction loss in the sharpness. For the wider DOF mFT/FT format has an advantage over FF and larger formats - and opposite: for the smaller DOF... But now and then there are situations where a photographer needs to turn the aperture beyond the F8. Quess what? Nothing dramatic happens with the result - if the step was wanted. If the result is unwanted long exposure time, then it is a mistake.

That said, I usually shoot whit larger apertures than f8 - mostly around F4 - F5.6. Sweet spots for most lenses and focal lenghts are there, so that is a good starting point. But fortunately there usually are possibilities also for opening up or closing down, if needed.

PS. I mostly use FT-lenses for better quality - and because I have them. No need to change yet.

Jouko
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