It minimizing DOF is perhaps more important as it can smooth out even somewhat 
busy backgrounds.

Paul via phone

> On Oct 9, 2017, at 8:01 PM, Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Ken Waller wrote:
>> If you had the room and the lens, a longer focal length would give you a 
>> less in focus background? I use a 300 a lot in close focus situations and 
>> get a really nice OOF background. It's a 300mm f4.5 FA and it close focuses 
>> to around under 10 feet!
>> 
> 
> I find that the major advantage of the longer lens is that there is a 
> narrower field of view of the background, making it easy to avoid background 
> ugliness.
> 
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