Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Depth of field, part of Advanced Photography: Medium-Format Digital Cameras.
- If you're experienced with exposure theory, then you know…that sensor, or film size, is one of the factors…that determines how much depth of field…you'll have in your scene.…With everything else being equal…between two cameras, a camera with a smaller sensor…will produce an image with deeper depth of field.…Therefore, with their larger sensors,…medium-format cameras are going to produce depth of field…that's more shallow than what you're…used to getting from a cropped or 35 millimeter size sensor.…How much more shallow depends…on what camera you usually shoot with.…There's about two thirds of a stop's worth…of depth of field difference…between these small, medium-format cameras…and a full frame 35 millimeter size camera.…
In other words, F8 on this, well, on any…of these cameras, will exhibit the same depth…of field as an F6.4 lens on a full frame camera…assuming the same field of view and framing.…This is great for shooters who like to isolate subjects…from the background by shooting with shallow depth of field.…
- SLR and mirrorless design
- Focal length and aspect ratio
- Exploring camera options
- Workflow and tethering
- Shooting with small, medium-format cameras
- Dynamic range and medium format
- Medium format and commercial, architectural, and landscape photography
- Determining if you need a medium-format camera
Skill Level Advanced
1. Medium-Format Basics
2. Medium-Format Cameras
3. Medium-Format Shooting and Noise
4. Medium-Format Applied Uses
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