Explaining the ‘Depth’ in Depth of Field

In the wake of more and more digital adaptation in photography, some camera manufacturers joint forces and developed the so called ‘Real-Full-Frame-Digital-System’. The reason? To compete with the winning companies, Canon & Nikon who lead the charts in worldwide acceptances of their ‘cropped’ APS-C/APS-H digital format before ‘full-frame’ really came to the market. Here’s their story about the Four Thirds and (did I mention they also came up with) MICRO Four Thirds?

I didn’t buy it then, I still don’t buy it now, and I will never buy it no matter how hard they argue. Here’s why:

© Steve Huff

First, you have that beautifully rendered machine against a blurry background, that clears your eye off any distraction or disturbing objects. On the right, you see the same machine with disturbing lines and distractions on the background that your eyes see and from the memory that you register earlier, you still can identify the same object but with extra information that your brain needs to process, that distraction is what degrades the aesthetic quality of any picture, the quality that anyone with a camera should achieve and maintain with the highest standard.

More details & comparison photos after the jump. (Thanks, Steve!)