Is FF really better than m43? and why?

Started Jun 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Conskiz Junior Member • Posts: 42
Re: Is FF really better than m43? and why?

A2T2 wrote:

Sean Nelson wrote:

FF cameras give you a wider envelope of shooting conditions - for example a wider choice of DOF (depending on the lens, of course) and lighting conditions under which you can get the same shot.

M43 cameras have a smaller shooting envelope.   If you can take an acceptable picture with an M43 camera, then of course an FF camera can also take a similar image.   So a comparison of acceptable pictures taken with M43 and FF is bound to show more similarities than differences.  It's when you get outside the range of what's possible with M43 where the differences show up.

You pay more for FF in terms of bulk and weight, and if you usually shoot pictures that fall within the capabilities of M43 then there's really no good reason to put up with that.   You can take terrific pictures within that M43 shooting envelope that are essentially just as good as if you had a FF camera.  But that doesn't mean that there isn't a place for FF cameras for the photographers who need their expanded capabilities.

No to all of the above, answer the question? dof blur is all acheivable now in post, the envelope you talk about is in your head.

Yes and no. It really depends on how much work you are going to put in and the experience you have. A simple lens blur, field blur, radial blur, Gaussian blur will not do it. You have to mask, how much to blur, where to blur, and if needed paint in your own bokeh balls.

Btw I am not knocking PP, I do it all the time for clients. It is just a lot of more work to do.

I came up from P/S and cell phone cameras to an OMD. Never have shot FF, but I am glad with my current kit with the OMD. I don't have to paint my own bokeh balls anymore.

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