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

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
Heyseuss Hoolio
Heyseuss Hoolio Contributing Member • Posts: 586
Re: Light intensity and light in total are not the same!

Nippero wrote:

All I care about is the following... I take my two cameras and point it at the same scene:

5D with 50/1.4 set at f/1.8 and ISO 800: I get a shutter speed of 1/60s

GM1 with 20/1.7 set at f/1.7 and ISO 800: I get a shutter speed of 1/60s

The only difference? 5D has paper thin DoF at these settings, GM1 doesnt.

Which you can get the same paper thin DOF on the GM1 if you had the 25mm f.95, AND your shutter speed will be about 1/250s.  Of course it'd be a lot harder to get that same compared DOF on GM1 once you start using the 5D with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f1.4 or f1.2.

Overall, of course the FF will always be easier to get your depth of field  really shallow, but with the advent of these new speed boosters or f.95 lenses, the min depth of field that's ONLY achievable on FF is no longer an issue.

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