What lens produces the most shallow DoF for automotive photography?

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Tom Axford Veteran Member • Posts: 6,469
Re: What lens produces the most shallow DoF for automotive photography?
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Is it thin DoF you want or maximum background blur? They are not the same thing.

You generally get the maximum background blur by using longer focal length lenses (other things being equal), but a number of other factors come into play as well.  Smaller f-numbers also increase background blur.  You also need to consider the distances involved (camera to subject, subject to background).

I suggest you try the simulator at https://dofsimulator.net/en/

It simulates background blur if you give it the details of your lens and camera.

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