Saturday, December 8, 2012

Always discovering...

A bit different posting tonight.  
Earlier in the week, a friend asked me to take a few shots for him.  Not the shots below.  One beautiful thing about doing something that you have interest or love is that you will push yourself to learn, discover or re-learn things related to your interest.

Smaller sensor camera tend to have the inability to produce wonderful bokeh (shallow depth of field).

Thus, I wanted to try some stuff and here's the results.  

 Shot with the Polaroid 110a.  Wanted to see how it would handle depth of field.  Verdict... OK.  It's a Polaroid.  At least a rangefinder Polaroid.

Shot with the Nikon D3S and a 50mm 1.4G.
Verdict - much better.  Full frame sensor.  Still the best "Swiss Army Knife" when it comes to cameras.  As long as your body can handle it.

Shot with the Olympus OMD and 20mm (40mm equiv) f/1.7
Verdict - not much bokeh here.  It's a small wide angle lens.  Crisp, clean and nice but not much on the subject isolation.

Shot with the Olympus OMD and 45mm f/1.8
Verdict - much better, no wonder this lens is good

Shot with the Olympus OMD and 75mm f/1.8
Verdict - I love this lens !!

So... what did I learn?
The bigger sensor does make a difference when it comes to getting a bokeh and shallow depth of field.

Zoom lenses are wonderful - no wonder the favorite portrait lenses are typically long focal ranges (85mm+)

Make up any lack of shallow depth of field with focal range OR just shoot with larger sensor cameras.  Nikon, make me a pro body full frame DSLR with the 24 megapixel sensor, high ISO and 9fps.

End of discovery.

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