Is there something special about the depth-of-field offered by medium format? Chris and Jordan look closely at the effect of format size on depth-of-field to find out.
Shallow depth-of-field is often cited as being a key part of the ‘medium format look’ but is that actually true? Our Canadian friends shot some side-by-side examples to check.
Inevitably, since this video compares sensor sizes, it touches on equivalence and why it can make sense to think about equivalent f-numbers when comparing formats.
- What affects depth of field?
- Telephoto test
- Wide angle test
- Telephoto results
- Wide angle results
- The wrap
If you want a fuller picture of the ways in which a larger format does (and doesn’t) change your images, there’s a detailed breakdown here.
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