A few snaps with Sony FE 70-200mm f4 and a6000

Started Jun 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,582
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Happy Jones wrote:

D Cox wrote:

Foxbat121 wrote:

I think the only one confused here is OP. First he posted the GH4 photos shoot with a wide angle lens instead of the telephoto he claims. Second of all, his idea of a good photo/lense is all objects should be focus. Any out of focus bokeh is considered inferior.

I have to agree with above poster about DOF of 70-200 F4 on APS-C sensors. It seems you really should use it on a FF sensor for decent shallow DOF out of F4 aperture.

If you use the same lens and the same aperture, you get the same Depth of Field in the image. The bigger sensor just adds extra picture around the edges.

and that extra around the edges allows us to move closer to get the same field of view when in turn gives us a shallower depth of field. F4 and APS-C may not be wide enough for those good shallow depth of field pictures. This lens would be better on the A7 series in my opinion.

I often find that the 55-210 gives me sufficient subject isolation.  You might only have a foot or two that is in focus,according to the DOF calculator.   It's much harder to get things  in focus when there's just a thin plane actually in focus.  Having said that, I do like my 50/1.7 for portraits.  Sometimes it's hard to get what you want in focus though.  If you really want the most bokeh/least DOF, then get the widest aperture, largest sensor, and longest focal length you can find.  There's some tradeoff there, though, as I doubt you're going to find a 200mm/f1.4 lens.    For me, practicality and funds are factors.  You may  not be able to get massive bokeh with budget lenses, but APS-C is enough to give you some subject isolation.

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