Rethinking 4/3 Depth Of Field

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
danijel973
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Re: I can already predict a response.
In reply to RoelHendrickx, Apr 11, 2013

RoelHendrickx wrote:

I can already predict a response by some people likely to chime in here.

They will say that having shallow DOF at one's disposal is never a disadvantage, because if deeper DOF is desired, the aperture can always be stopped down a bit (while it cannot be "stopped up" to make the DOF more shallow than the lens wide-open on the sensor will allow).

Except when you stop down to have similar DoF you're no longer at f/2.8, you're at f/5.6, and then you push ISO up two stops to compensate for speed loss and suddenly you wonder where your "two stop advantage at high ISO" went.

It's all BS spewed by people who have very little actual photographic experience but who have filled their heads with theory on the net and now they are annoying everyone.

And yes, I own everything from medium format to iPhone so I'm not really biased.

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