Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?

Erik Magnuson wrote:

oklaphotog wrote:

The 135mm STF was not made as an uber shallow DOF lens.

It was not made to be used stopped down either.

You can stop it down to f/32.

As far as the 200/2 lenses. When these lenses were designed, the intention of that extra stop was not for achieving even less DOF. It was for getting a faster shutter speed in low lighting situations. These lenses were designed for sports shooters and photojournalists.

But that's not who bought most of them - the DOF is too shallow for tracking AF to be useful.  Who did buy these lenses? Wedding photographers in Japan and Korea.

These larger apertures are for speed, rather than DoF.

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