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Small sensors can't do bokeh -- NOT!

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Jock Elliott, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    FZ200

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    Cheers, Jock
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Of course they can, it just depends on the relationship of the subject to its background, and what you can do with your aperture.
     
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  3. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    No way ...

    4c0b8c5c4c5142868aef71909c5f4728.

    X10
     
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  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Sue,

    I was pretty sure the background would go out of focus. What surprised me -- and was not evident on the small screen on the back of the camera -- was that some of the maple buds in the foreground were also thrown out of focus.

    I was using the small autofocus square, pointed at the buds near the top-center of the frame. The particulars: 600mm equivalent, 1/125th handheld, f/2.8, ISO 125.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  5. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Pretty neat. You need to put in the actual focal length, not the equivalent focal length, right?

    Cheers, Jock
    PS Another bad pun like that and your poetic license might be suspended!
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Jock, you are correct...you need to put in the ACTUAL focal length, so not 600mm in your example.
     
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  8. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    I'm already dealing with a couple of PUIs...
     
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  9. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
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    Ken
    :rofl:
     
  10. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    PUIs . . . really?!! that was better than the first one! :biggrin:

    Cheers, Jock
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    There ya go.