Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost
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Re: Don't take my word for it.
In reply to Erik Magnuson, Apr 12, 2013

Erik Magnuson wrote:

Erik Magnuson wrote:

Just ask them  (hint: I have).  Even back before AF,  blurring the background was very important to football shooters.

Don't want to take my word for it? Try looking at the photographer's descriptions of the images here:

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/sample_images/ef400mm_28lis_600mm_4lis_ii_miller_gallery.shtml

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It doesn't matter. His primary priority is getting shutter speed right and reach. Due to longer focal lengths, he will get a shallower DOF anyway for all but situations when subject is way out there (a polo field, for example).

Now go back and look at the link I presented in my previous post. It captures two Kingfishers, taken with 500mm f/4 lens. Then tell me, why do you think f/8 worked in that case? Why not f/4? After all, if you want as shallow DoF as possible, wouldn't you prioritize it and f/4 will do that more effectively?

Now, what if the subject happened to be larger? Would you still want a tiny DOF? There is such thing as too shallow DoF.

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