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

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Godfrey Forum Pro • Posts: 29,032
Re: MFT Users: Do you miss the shallower depth-of-field of bigger sensor cameras?

windsprite wrote:

Godfrey wrote:

No. I shoot with smaller format camera systems using longer lenses when I want shallower DoF.

Longer lenses can help to isolate the subect, but they don't give you shallower DOF. For the same subject magnification and aperture on the same format, a wide angle will give you the same approximate DOF as a super telephoto. It's just that the background becomes magnified with the longer lens, giving the illusion of shallower DOF. If you look at the sharp area in each photo, you will see that they are about the same.

Julie

Why yes, of course. Duh.

That's the whole point: to create the appearance of a softer background. Who gives a darn whether the DoF is any different? You need a certain amount of DoF to make the subject sharp, wouldn't want to go shallower than that.

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