Hi all, I've made the decision to upgrade from my Samsung EX1 to M43.
However, despite spending time searching the web over the past month, I am unable to find answers on these 3 topics above.
I know I am asking quite a alot at a time so I'll divide it into sections accordingly.
Much appreciated if you could help me answer these questions. >.<
Thanks in advance!
I take mainly long exposures(street light trails/night city scapes/night sky shots) & portraits of friends/family.
However, I am not very well versed with portrait shots. Much of my confusion is attributed to articles such as this:
Panasonic 14mm F2.5 - For Landscapes & group shots/outings
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 - For Landscapes, Full body & Half body* portraits, Crops of specific constellations
Olympus 45mm F1.8 - For Upper Body Portraits** & Tighter crops of specific constellations
*I define half body as above the hip.
**I define upper body as elbow/chest n above.
Panny 20mm - I know this is not a nifty fifty but since it has a 40mm FF equiv FOV. Will there be excessive distortion of body proportions if I use it for half body shots?
Oly 45mm - I like the DOF of this lens. However, it has a 90mm FF equiv FOV. Will it over-flatten the face and distort the nose if i use it for upper body portraits?
I have decided to get a dry cabinet.
However, my area is very lightning strike prone, resulting in a ton of blackouts every rainy season.
In the event I go overseas for an extended duration (Eg: 2~3weeks) & there's a power trip, will my camera gear be safe in e dry cabinet?
This is assuming there's no one to bring the power back & check e setting on e dry box during that long 2~3 weeks.
This isnt exactly much of an issue but just a curious question =p
Is it possible to get an extra blurred out background for portrait shots via focus stacking?
I know that m43 has deeper DOF compared to APSC & FF sensors but I am wondering if this could be used as a possible work around.
Eg: merge 2 shots
1st shot - Portrait subject is in focus.
2nd shot - Portrait subject is just out of focus.