Fuji APS-C vs FF for portrait DOF

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Truman Prevatt
Truman Prevatt Veteran Member • Posts: 8,548
Re: Go Longer

Doug MacMillan wrote:

if you want subject isolation and blurred background on a full length portrait, shoot a longer focal length. The Canon 135 f2.0 is a good example for FF. The Canon 200mm f2 will give you even more subject isolation.

i can’t wait to see the Fuji 200 f2. That should be a very interesting lens.

Long lenses give you a unique look as far as background. First you have less of it because the acceptance angle of a long less is less than a sorter lens - so less background focused on the sensor.

Second often forgotten is the axial magnification which increases proportional to the focus length and tend to flatten the entire scene. Together they give a unique look. On the other the same axial magnification can flatten facial features in the subject.

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