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

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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I'm one of those "shallow DoF" guys :)

The particular subject matter I am most often shooting lends itself to very shallow DoF shooting. I decided to embrace it, and shoot wide open most of the time (f/1.4, except my 24mm which only goes to f/2). It is tricky, small changes in the angle of the shot make the difference between how many things are in focus-- and I often have dual subjects (or sometimes three). I enjoy, in particular, employing the unique characteristics of a lens as part of the creative process, and the (often) unique "look" it gives my photos. Thus, in addition to composition and choice of scene (always a part of every photo), I also add "character" from the lens itself.

I understand there are folks who don't like it, but I can take solace in the fact that they don't have to look at any of it

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