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

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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JoeVC Contributing Member • Posts: 699
Re: MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?

Superzoom2 wrote:

I'm thinking of buying my first ever MFT camera, an Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 14-42 EZ lens.

I've had lots of compacts and DSLR's, mostly Canon.  Once in a while, you have these beautiful blurry background pics when the lens and aperture combination are right.  I am a former pro photog, and understand fully camera optics and depth-of-field physics.

I just want to know if you sometimes miss the easily attainable shallow depth-of-field that you usually get with an APS-C or bigger sensor camera.

I know you can buy fast MFT lenses for more aperture control, but I'm probably going to just stick with a cheap 14-42 for various reasons.

Thanks!

I don't miss shallow DOF with micro-4/3. In fact, for much of my shooting subject matter, micro-4/3 still has too shallow of a DOF. Which is why I'm working with a Fujifilm X10 as a street-shooting camera, and less with micro-4/3.

If I wanted truly shallow DOF, I'd just use my 4x5 or 8x10 view cameras.

~Joe

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