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

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JosephScha
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I used to own a FF film SLR. Now m4/3. and No, I don't miss it
In reply to Superzoom2, 10 months ago

I had a 50mm f/1.8 (kit lens) on the 35mm film SLR.  I remember depth of field so narrow that on a close up portrait one eye could be tack sharp but the other less  so and the nose and ear distinctly out of focus.

On m4/3 I have the Leica labelled 25mm f/1.4.  It is a wonderful lens.  I am informed that the depth of field I can achieve on m4/3 with that should actually be very slightly less narrow than 50mm f/1.8 on FF.  Honestly, if that is true, it makes me happier.  It's still narrow enough for me.

The performance of the 25mm f/1.4 is stellar, and its price is not high compared to really low f stop glass for FF.  Folks here in m43 land think it should be smaller and even lighter than it is.  I'm old enough to know that it is smaller and lighter than my old 50mm f/1.8 was.

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