Goodbye to XZ-1

Started Sep 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
joe6pack
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Re: Goodbye to XZ-1
In reply to Everhandy, Sep 13, 2013

I think the reason you don't use the ND filter is because you don't shoot a lot of outdoor portraits. You really do need the ND filter when shooting during daytime at F2.5. Even 1/2000 shutter cannot coupe with the amount of light pouring on the sensor. At the long end, the XZ-1 has a DOF of about 1.5' for a subject that is 10' away. This is very good for half height portraits.

As for bokeh at wide end, it is only good for close subjects, e.g. flowers. Even smartphones can do that.

If I have time this weekend, I will try out some portraits with my NEX-3N. On paper, the kit lens will have deeper DOF than my XZ-1. While I can buy a better lens for bokeh, I am not willing to spend $$$ for a bigger, heavier lens and render my camera not portable.

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