DOF advantage for crop sensors

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Jeff DLB
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DOF advantage for crop sensors
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As we know, both the 35mm equivalent focal length and the effective depth of field at a given aperture scale by a factor of 1.5 for Sony APS-C cameras. I have read opinions in this forum that the increased DOF with APS-C is a disadvantage, but to me it seems to be a nice benefit. You get the low-light capability of your f/1.4, but have a less restrictive DOF to work with. It seems these days people are all into bokeh. Back in my youth we considered the downside of large apertures to be the low depth of field and the resulting out-of-focus areas. If I'm doing nighttime city photography, for example, I personally want as much of the scene in focus as possible, from the foreground building to infinity.

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