The 1st 2 portraits are what I was talking about. And the point about background being far back just demonstrates that proper positioning of subject and background is more important in most cases than 2 stops of difference due to system properties. There are always exceptions and I'll defend the DOF ability of FF over smaller sensor formats to the death--when you need it you need it--but at the same time the difference is overblown. This is coming from a person who uses an 85L wide open on a 5D all the time and loves it.
Also overblown: super-shallow DOF. Yes, we get it--you can get the eyelashes in focus while the nose is out of focus But is that necessarily desirable? That's a question that doesn't get asked enough amidst the chest-beating and bigger-is-better mentality.
Thank you both. the 45mm 1.8 is a gem for m43 system.
i agree with both of you. the 2nd portrait, i was very close to my daughter.
come from 5d2 and the prime Holy Trinity, i don't have any complain with the quality i get from the 45mm 1.8 with good lighting. I would never sell my 5d2 and 85L/135L.
The reason for the e-m5(m43) is something i can carry with me all the time.
The best camera is the one you can carry with you, right?
and of course, for serious work, i'll pick up 5d2+85L.
Beside the 45mm 1.8. the 20mm 1.7 is an awesome lens aswell.
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