Rethinking 4/3 Depth Of Field

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Great Bustard Forum Pro • Posts: 40,847
Re: Lovely pix and excellent presentation of your argument

al_in_philly wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

Anders W wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

There are quite a few fast primes for FF that aren't particularly expensive:  35 / 2, 50 / 1.8, 50 / 1.4, 85 / 1.8, 100 / 2.

On the other hand, many of those that aren't particularly expensive aren't very good wide open and thereabout. I am not saying that exceptions do not exist, but they are hardly frequent. Most of the fast Oly & Pany MFT primes, by contrast, do very well already from the get-go, and at least some of them are quite affordable too (20/1.7, 45/1.8).

Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "aren't very good wide open" -- I found the 50 / 1.4:

85 / 1.8:

and 100 / 2:

more than "good enough", although that's not to say that I would not be against paying more for better still.  Indeed, I paid a lot more for the 50 / 1.2L:

but I have to wonder how many, if anyone, appreciates the difference.

The important question is "if you appreciate the difference."

In my case, yes, that is the important question.  However, for a professional photographer, it depends on their clients.

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