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

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
nrwhitman Regular Member • Posts: 397
Re: FF Users: Do you miss the greater depth-of-field of MFT sensor cameras?

First, thanks for the reply. Felt compelled to ask the question from the other direction. Wasn't sure what response I would get.

Dave Lively wrote:

Deep DOF is limited by diffraction, not sensor size. If you stop down until diffraction becomes unbearable FF users can get just as much DOF as m43 users. The FF cameras will be stopped down 2 stops more and using 4 times the ISO but their better high ISO performance makes up most of the difference.

isn't part of the gain with MFT the 2x multiplier so for a given FOV you use a lens of half the focal length and have the advantage of the better DOF?  So in this sense sensor size would bring an advantage, or at least allow DOF without having to close lens down and risk diffraction?

I am using a m43 camera because it is smaller, lighter and much less expensive than FF but still provides good image quality and adequate DOF control for my purposes. But when it comes to DOF control m43 is at a distinct disadvantage when I want shallow and has no advantage when I want a lot

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