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

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?
In reply to Superzoom2, Feb 8, 2014

No. I rarely miss it! And if I do, then in the range 12-25mm.

It is very easy to get shallow DOF with f2.8 or f1.8 lenses, especially if you go near the subject and take a tele lens.

Starting with my 25/1.4 DOF is more than small enough.

Most of he times I use tele lenses (75/1.8, 50-200SWD) and I get plenty, plenty background blur. When I compare my photos with the ones from typical APS-C or even FF shooters using their kit lenses, stepping down their lens for sharpness or having their cam in "P"-mode, I have much more background blur ...

It is more the opposite: With a long tele or with my macro the DOF is much to small, unfortunately.


  • in 5% I would like less DOF (wide angle shots)
  • and in 25% I would like much more DOF (macro or tele) but light/diffraction forces me to open the aperture.
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