Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

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Re: Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?
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mamallama wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

AOC wrote:

We're already seeing ways to get convincingly good shallow DOF effects without needing large, heavy, and altogether encumbering fast glass.

No we're not. Not if you look at photos at sizes any bigger than a 3x5 print or web resolutions

And the organizations driving computational photography seem to have no interest in applying it to standalone cameras

Why should they? They are on a path to make big heavy standalone cameras obsolete.

Grand statements like this feel good to say, but fall apart under any kind of scrutiny. Seriously, take the best camera phone available today- your choice- and see how its low light/action/shallow DOF photos look, even at a measly laptop viewing size. Look at the video IQ. Things fall apart quickly once you move outside of a phone's narrow operating window.

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