MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Sean Nelson
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Re: MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?
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I think you'll be disappointed with the DOF flexibility you can get with the kit lens. It's a relatively slow lens, and it gets even slower at the long end.

I do miss my larger-sensored cameras a little for DOF control. The 20mm f/1.7 gives me some relief, and it gives beautiful results under the right conditions - but it still doesn't compare to an f/1.4 lens on a full frame camera.   You have to be reasonably close to your subject (maybe around 6 feet or less) in order to get decent DOF isolation from the background.

You can do a lot better with longer lenses, but their tight field of view isn't always suitable for the subject.

I have my eye on the f/0.95 17.5mm Nokton, I think that'll make me pretty happy

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