I don’t intend to write a full blown review of the Fuji X10 but for the next few weeks, I’ll post pictures and talk about the qualities, defects, quirks of the X10 as I discover them. Of course, the focus will be in the X10 use in street photography since it is usually not covered in reviews.
Today, let’s talk about depth of field and the resulting out of focus, or bokeh. The Fuji X10 has a 2/3″ sensor so it obviously will not be a bokeh machine, yet, you can achieve some at the long end of the zoom range.
The following pictures show the out of focus that one can achieve at 112mm and 55mm wide open. In the first case, the man was standing at about 2 meters from me. In the second picture, the kids were sitting at about 1.5 meters away. This is by no way the type of out of focus you’ll get with a fast lens on full format, but the X10 is probably the only P&S that does allow some blur at distances of one to two meters, which are typical of street photography.
As for wider focals, even at F2.0, there will be basically no significant out of focus in your shots. Unless you somehow achieve to do “macro street photography”.
Note that the pictures did not go through my normal color processing since the results working with JPG are not acceptable. I’ll have to wait for the next update of Lightroom to work with Raw files.
More to come in the following days.