MFT 25mm f/1.4 fails to blur background like Full Frame 50mm lens @ f/2.8

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
Nippero Contributing Member • Posts: 736
Re: Two closer looks

bluelemmy wrote:

I think what you're seeing are differences in DOF character between the two lenses rather than differences in DOF amount.

What this really illustrates is just a difference in approach between us. One looks more out of focus to me and to me the reason is irrelevant, if it looks it, it is.

You are approaching it scientifically so if the theory and study says it is identical, it is. Both views are equally legitimate, obviously.

But if the different character of a lens's out of focus area makes it look more out of focus, I'd use that lens in preference if I wanted the background to look more out of focus.

But I believe his conclusion is more relevant to the topic of this thread which is FF vs m43 "equivalency"

The Zeiss creates a background that looks more out of focus because of its own lens characteristics, not because it is shot on a FF sensor.

So the PL creates a background that looks less out of focus because of its own lens characteristics, not because it is shot on a m43 sensor.

With that said... I'm never letting go of my ancient 5D. The amount of DoF control in a FF camera is just too addictive.

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