Thread: F1.2 pro glass
View Single Post
Old 10th April 2018
MikeOxon MikeOxon is offline
Full member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: oxford
Posts: 537
Thanks: 56
Thanked 94 Times in 81 Posts
Likes: 57
Liked 205 Times in 134 Posts
Re: F1.2 pro glass

As others have pointed out, these very wide aperture lenses are more to do with depth of field than light gathering capability.

With decent results at 1600 ISO or beyond, there is rarely a problem with low light, even with f/1.8 lenses. On the other hand, it is very difficult to isolate a subject with a wide-ish angle lens, unless it has an extremely wide aperture. That's why there are lenses like the f/0.95 Voigtlanders, to provide the shallow depth of field that 'full frame' users get at f/1.8.

The trouble is that you lose the size and weight advantages from the micro4/3 format. If portraiture is your thing, then full-frame should probably be your format.
visit my Natural History Photos website:
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MikeOxon For This Useful Post:
WPJ (10th April 2018)