Does FF look better?

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Bhima78
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Re: By the 18th century....
In reply to Erik Magnuson, 1 month ago

Erik Magnuson wrote:

drj3 wrote:

Erik Magnuson wrote:

Erik Magnuson wrote:

knickerhawk wrote:

By the way, it's also why - before the age of photography - painters didn't render backgrounds with such extreme blurring.

Here is a 1728 full length portrait with background blurring similar to a modern camera with shallow DOF.

Antoine Pesne, Portrait of Anna Orzelska with a pug, circa 1728, National Museum, Warsaw

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Erik

Sure has a lot more background detail than the dog portrait.

One is a tight closeup, the other is a generously framed full length portrait. What does this mean for the (virtual) camera to subject distance which has a huge influence on DOF? Of course a painter does not have to obey the rules of lens optics; the trees behind the statue are blurred like shallow DOF while the folly in the background is sharper.

Looks like he was using a crop sensor or maybe a mFTs or had at least stopped down to get more depth of field.

I guess you missed this car photo at (50mm?) f/1.2 on FF:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54163915

You need more experience shooting at different portrait distances.

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Erik

That painting still isn't doing you any favors here Erik, as it is an example of a portrait with more than enough form in the background to have been shot with most crop sensors from m43's on up.

Here is a full length portrait (shot by someone else not me), with just as much stuff in the background (granted, no cherub statue) but it has even less DoF.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/14346707464/

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