What lens produces the most shallow DoF for automotive photography?

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jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 9,605
Re: What lens produces the most shallow DoF for automotive photography?

amipal wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

Pot wrote:

Hi, I really don't want to go FF for this as I am happy with my MFT kit size and weight.

I shoot cars at about 3-5 meters away, I need very thin DoF, I bought a 35mm f1.2 but it didn't cut it, what lens could help?

The 75mm f1.8 looks to be a good choice and it is "affordable".

Voigtlander 42.5mm f0.95 it's a bit prohibitive but would work I think.

I am not into spending 1k plus on full frame glass + speedbooster.

Would any of the available native zoom lenses produce thin DoF?

The Voigtländer 42.5mm would be perfect, coupled with the Voigtländer 17.5mm.

Neither are particularly light, small or cheap, but well worth the cost and effort.

Speaking of the 42.5mm, I ordered one yesterday... not for car photography, more for portraiture and night shoots.

You’ll love it. Such a fantastic lens! Definitely my favorite M4/3 lens.

It focuses down to 9”, so it’s great for close-up shooting, small details, artwork, etc..

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 Aspherical +33 more
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