Potential dead horse: how bad is FF's deep DoF disadvantage?

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sportyaccordy
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Re: SmartPhones and Shallow DoF - no large sensors needed
In reply to joejack951, 7 months ago

joejack951 wrote:

Ontario Gone wrote:

For the record the above shot was actually F1.7, 1/320 SS, ISO 125, used flash. I did however take several others before this one without flash using silent mode so as not to wake her while i chimp composition. This was the last shot, taken with bounce flash, but it still illustrates the DOF issues.

The only "issue" I see is that you have only just achieved your minimum tolerable DOF at close to the minimum focus distance of your lens. At any greater distance, you will lack DOF control that you could likely tolerate. Your example is akin to posting a macro shot with a P&S and talking about how much of an "issue" thin DOF is.

Yea this is almost macro which we already all agreed is better suited for smaller formats.

For photographing people from a distance greater than ~12" away or getting general people filled scenes bigger sensors can work and fast lenses can give a decent amount of DoF.

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