I agree. It comes down to the lens, not the sensor. In the OP's examples, the bokeh is not actually "good" (although that is a bokeh-challenging subject). Other lenses would do better in this respect.The perception of bokeh quality is largely a subjective thing, you certainly can achieve a nice effect with mu43, the 45/1.8, 35-100/2.8 and 75/1.8 (I don't own this one) will do it. However unfortunately to me the OP's examples don't look too appealing. Many reviewers pointed out the "harsh" bokeh the 12-40 produces. I own the 12-40 but I personally like the 12-35's output better.
I always think of DoF as slicing a loaf of bread***. The thickness of the slice denotes the depth of the focus. At the lower end (aperture wide open) you get extremely thin slices where the area of focus is correspondent to the thickness of the slice from front to back. At the higher end you get a real 'doorstop' slice which is very thick and encompasses a large focused area from front to back. It's entirely up to the photographer where they place their slice in relation to their subject.In photography, there is ONLY ONE, that's right, ONE plane that is in focus.
don't think I was sucked in... just provided a quick response for anybody else sucked in to highlight that shallow DOF and Bokeh are 2 separate thingsI don't believe you got sucked into this Kevin How many pages before Admins close this page?
Hahaahahaah I know u are a very nice , smart and big boydon't think I was sucked in... just provided a quick response for anybody else sucked in to highlight that shallow DOF and Bokeh are 2 separate things
thanks for your concern... but I am a big boy and can look after myself