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

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Sergey_Green
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In reply to Steen Bay, 6 months ago

Steen Bay wrote:

Does shallow DoF look "realistic"? Don't think so. I've never noticed a blurred background in the real world.

You do, you just do not realize it.

Guess that's what makes shallow DoF desirable, that it (if used well) can give the image a more artistic/dreamy look, that distinguishes it from reality.

With everything in-focus many non-landscape images would simply look ugly. Same as when it is over-used. The difference is that with one format you have control over it, with the other you don't (and plain say you do not need it). It is one way to bring the eye of the viewer straight to the main point of interest, just what you would see when facing it in real.

By realistic I mean it is not faked, not what the camera saw and captured.

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