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

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
oeoek Contributing Member • Posts: 525
Re: Yes, occasionally. More often grateful for greater DOF.

JBurnett wrote:

Miss shallower DOF of larger sensor: very occasionally

Grateful for greater DOF of M4/3: more often (landscapes, macro)

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Second that!

In general, background blur is often misused to hide wrong focal length or standing in the wrong spot. If the background is distracting, move, or get a different angle on the subject. Only on rare occasions a blurred background actually adds something to the picture that would not work when sharp. I see way to much 'lazy' blur in pictures.

When used properly, blur can be great, but in those cases, a Gaussian blur layer will save the day any time.

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