Potential dead horse: how bad is FF's deep DoF disadvantage?

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Erik Magnuson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,247
Re: Potential dead horse: how bad is FF's deep DoF disadvantage?

GeraldW wrote:

Back when I started this hobby in 1955; a lot more was being written about how to increase DOF, than there was about limiting it.

Films were slow and precision focus aids were relatively expensive.

Then, sometime in the 80's something called selective focus came into vogue.

It always depended on what you shot:  if the situation involves isolating a subject against a busy background (i.e. sports, outdoor fashion or portraiture, etc.) then shallow DOF makes a difference.  It's also about what's practical or affordable: how well could you have even used a 135mm f/2 lens in 1955?

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