Is F 1.2 really that difficult ??

Started Oct 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Just another Canon shooter
Just another Canon shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,691
Re: It's a very specialized lens...

miles green wrote:

At f/1.2 the only sharp thing in a portait will be your subject's eyes, IF (big if) you manage to get them in focus. If your subject it not facing you directly, only one eye will be in focus.

This is not true even on FF, most of the time, depending on the framing, etc. On m43, f/2.4 equivalent at wide FL's is more than enough for deep enough DOF in "environmental portraits" unless your model has a beautiful nose and you get close to make sure that the nose stands out.

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