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| p.1 #1 · Photoshop blur effect vs fast aperture lens? |
Hey all, so I have been reading about the new blur tools in CS6 and how they can mimic the shallow depth of field of a fast aperture lens much more realistically than anything before. Now of course a fast aperture lens gives you the ability to achieve much higher shutter speeds when shooting at say F1.4 vs the standard F2.8 of a quality zoom, but my question still stands:
Are there folks out there deciding not to shell out the big bucks for F1.4 glass, or deciding to sell their expensive 1.4 glass, because they can get fast enough shutter speeds most of the time with F2.8 lenses and can then mimic the shallow DOF with photoshop? I have some awesome F2.8 zooms, and am teetering about whether to plunk down the cash for some F1.4 primes in addition. I could see the photoshop route being advantageous in that you won't miss focus as often with the original shot, or get part of the subject in focus but some out of focus, due to the shallow DOF of say F1.4. You can then be sure your subject is sharp and blur the background as needed with these new CS6 tools. Looking forward to hearing thoughts and opinions about whether F1.4 glass is less necessary now with this new and pretty dang advances post processing software in CS6.