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

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
Dave Lively
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Re: FF Users: Do you miss the greater depth-of-field of MFT sensor cameras?
In reply to nrwhitman, 10 months ago

Deep DOF is limited by diffraction, not sensor size.  If you stop down until diffraction becomes unbearable FF users can get just as much DOF as m43 users.  The FF cameras will be stopped down 2 stops more and using 4 times the ISO but their better high ISO performance makes up most of the difference.

I am using a m43 camera because it is smaller, lighter and much less expensive than FF but still provides good image quality and adequate DOF control for my purposes.  But when it comes to DOF control m43 is at a distinct disadvantage when I want shallow and has no advantage when I want a lot.

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