Continuing my story about big differences in depth of field
(dof) between a p&s (large dof) and a DSLR (small dof) here's the first batch of shots to prove my point.
And the jury has already voted on this one: It's a draw
between the Nikon DSLR (or any DSLR) and the Canon p&s (or any p&s for that matter). Why? Well, what you prefer (large or small dof) depends solely on your personal taste, your subject, and your "imaginary" goal.
And it is not necessarily so that the artful photographer always needs a small/shallow dof! Sometimes those guys go to great lengths to ensure maximum dof. They even buy very expensive special lenses (PC=perspective control for Nikon / TS=tilt&shift for Canon) to achieve this. All point&shooters can laugh at this as they have the larger than average dof already built in.
Now here's the proof (left=original clickable, right=100% crop):
Worlds apart, huh?!
Ok, I've added the DSLR at f/16 to see whether the dof can come close:
Now the DSLR lens is stopped down almost 4 stops
and still does not achieve a similar dof than the p&s!
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