Gordon Laing wrote:
Hi MT, I've replied to your similar question in the Canon SX10 IS thread.
It's tricky to achieve a shallow depth of field on non-DSLRs due to their small sensors and small actual focal lengths, and the FZ28 has an additional issue where it likes to select small apertures in auto under bright light.
If you really love the shallow DOF effect, you'll need to get yourself a DSLR, and a lens with a bright focal ratio like a 50mm f1.8 / f1.4.
But yes please, any FZ18 / FZ28 owners, be great to see examples showing the minimum DOF you can achieve on portrait shots...
Yeah, I've seen both replies from you Gordon. I appreciate them very much. I posted similiar questions on both the Canon and Panasonic threads because the two main superzooms I was looking into were the SX1 and the FZ28.
I think you are right in that I should probably be looking more into the DSLR area.
Thanks again. Love the site.