Wide aperture - Pictures out of focus

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tedolf
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Honeslty, if you want to do portrait work........
In reply to Jizzy, 4 months ago

Jizzy wrote:

tedolf wrote:

So, stop down to about f/8 and you will get a DOF of about 8-10 inches.

Now, you have to ask yourself why did you spend so much money for a f/1.8 lens when you really can't use it wide open for the types of photo's you want to shoot!

TEdolph

Yeah, thats what I am asking myself now

with lenses shot wide open (higher shutter speeds, lower ISO) the u 4/3 format is probably ideal.  Also, the sensor aspect ratio is a better match for printing than the 3/2 format so you aren't cropping so much.

With the camera you have, f/4 is about as wide open as you can go for a head and shoulders shot and your focus placement has to be perfect. It is worse with FF if that is any consolation.

Tedolph

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