What lens produces the most shallow DoF for automotive photography?

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bofo777 Senior Member • Posts: 1,666
Re: What lens produces the most shallow DoF for automotive photography?

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?

If you are shooting 10 to 16 feet it really depends if you want the whole automobile or parts of auto in you picture..Myself I would use my  Oly 35-100 2.0 esp at 16 feet you could get the whole auto in the pic and have the narrowest DOF  ..If you want just parts of auto like a mirror then many lenses would work because you are much closer and narrow DOF can be accomplished much easier....One of the biggest drawbacks of the 4/3 system is the lack of narrow DOF  at farther distances for larger subjects or objects..

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