MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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mpresley Regular Member • Posts: 425
Re: Nope

David Kieltyka wrote:

Shallow DOF is as much a matter of technique as an intrinsic feature of any particular format. Of course if your sensor is too small you run into problems, but m43 isn't too small. It's ironic: my largest sensor camera gets used mostly on a tripod with the lenses stopped down to f/11 or so. Deep DOF. My m43 cameras get used handheld with fast lenses, including three of the fastest ones (Voigtländers) commercially available for any format. Often quite shallow DOF.

Panasonic GX7, Y/C Zeiss 85/1.4 + Metabones SpeedBooster @ effective f/1.

-Dave-

I've just ordered the Rokinon 85 (Nikon mount) along with the SpeedBooster, I'm thinking it's going to handle much like my 135 mm f/2 AIs did on the D700 as far as DOF and framing... haven't found any examples of that combo - your's is as close as I've seen.  To be mounted on the GX7 or the EM5.

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