Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Erik Magnuson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,237
Re: Don't take my word for it.

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

It doesn't matter. His primary priority is getting shutter speed right and reach.

So when he he says things like ...

"The shallow depth of field allows me to work with the light and not worry about the background as the 400mm f2.8 Series II renders it completely out of focus and draws the viewer's eye directly to the player flying through the air."

... and

"It's fast maximum aperture of f/4 gives me not only a high shutter speed to freeze the action, but shallow depth of field to separate the players and horses from the background.  "

... he has no interest in the shallow DOF capability of the lenses?  Wow, two things are obvious:

  1. You've never shot from the sidelines in a stadium
  2. Somehow it's important for you to believe that  blurring the background is not an important goal of such shooting.

So I take it back -- do not ask a sports pro about why they use these lenses -- it will just waste both parties time.

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