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Questions about aperature/micro4/3 and full frame DLSR

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Empireme, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Empireme

    Empireme Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    LA, CA
    After reading the debate about lens size and aperture size and the math involved with these camera systems, I had a question.

    Would shooting a picture at f-3.5 on a full frame DSLR be the equivalent to shooting f-3.5 on our micro four thirds?

    Or would the depth of field be different? (I mean would it show up differently in pictures as far as bokeh and areas of focus)
  2. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    The exposure would be equivalent, including shutter speed and ISO.

    The DOF would appear larger for µ43 and smaller for FF.

    For subject isolation, the FF DSLR would win. On the other hand, sometimes it is nice to shoot faster shutter speeds and still get useful DOF.

    Wikipedia discussion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field#DOF_vs._format_size
  3. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    What he said.....

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