Bokeh, DOF and the 20mm f1.7 Pancake - on E-PL4

Started Dec 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Jardine
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Re: Bokeh, DOF and the 20mm f1.7 Pancake - on E-PL4

Vlad S wrote:

So yes, the 20mm will give a nice blur in close up, and even food shots, but this can't be used as an example of shallow DOF for portrait work.

Excellent point.  I still say that this has good DOF for portrait work, but I do agree that you would need to be close to the subject in order for DOF to be effective - which, being a 20mm, you would have to be close  

Naturally, if you really wish to do portrait work, the 45mm f1.8 is better suited.  But you can do excellent, crisp, portraits with the 20mm if you choose your background  

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