Just Switched to the RX1 from the M9

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
Chris Crevasse
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Re: A 35 and a 50 ? 6K ? No way.
In reply to dmartin92, 10 months ago

"Even though that's a fine enough shot, and the guy seems like a friendly person, the bookcase in the background, I'd say it shows exactly what I'm talking about."

Well, what exactly are you talking about?  You say that 35mm lenses are not good for portraits, but you don't say why, and I think Rob's two portraits disprove your theory.

Your reference to "the bookcase in the background" suggests you are referring to depth of field.  I guess it's time for this observation: given the same sensor size, aperture, and framing, the DOF of all lenses is the same. There may be other advantages to an 85mm lens (or other traditional portrait lens), but shallow DOF is not one of them, at least not when shot at the same aperture as any other lens.

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