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

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Anders W
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Re: MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?
In reply to Superzoom2, 5 months ago

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.

Sometimes but rarely and certainly not frequently enough to really miss it. But that's because I use fast primes (especially 45/1.8 and 75/1.8) when shallow DoF is important. I wouldn't be content from this point of view with a 14-42/3.5-5.6 only.

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!

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