Continuation: Sensor Size, Present & Possibilities

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Great Bustard
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Re: Some "amusing" examples.
In reply to EinsteinsGhost, Apr 11, 2013

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

olliess wrote:

The classic use for fast wide angles is, to my knowledge, to get the low-light advantages. I can't imagine most people choosing a 24/1.4 to get isolation (although I'm sure there are exceptions).

Obviously, using such FL for DoF is rather amusing.

Ah, here we go:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/38116367

Especially given how many of those photos were not taken in low light, most definitely for "amusement" purposes only, of course. 

Nice shots, but do you believe the separation can't be achieved with a 24mm f/1.8 or f/2 on APS-C, much less more separation than that?

Sure, but it's different -- 24mm f/1.8 on APS-C is equivalent to 38mm f/2.8 on FF.  Incidentally, that's one of the nice things about FF -- if 24mm f/1.8 on APS-C works well for you, then rather than being confined to a prime, you can get the same effect with a zoom on FF.  But I digress.

The point is that 24mm f/1.4 on FF gives rather a different look than 28mm f/1.8 on APS-C.  That's not to say that everyone should be shooting 24mm f/1.4 on FF because it's "better".  But it is to say that wide aperture UWA photography appeals to at least some for the DOF, not merely lower noise in low light.

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