Justin Hodson 4 years ago Greetings...recently I purchased a Sony Nex VG20 with the SEL18200 lens and I'm having a little bit of trouble achieving shallow DoF so I decided to see if maybe some experts on the forum would be willing to give me some advice. Although I can achieve shallow DoF if I stand very close to a small object and film, once I actually try to film a human being from the waist up, It just doesnt work...To further clarify I will post this video youtube.com/watch?v=r1mJY-2xhdk ....what I want to achieve is exactly what happens in this video from 0:17 to 0:26. I know this was shot on a very nice lens but is it at all possible to even come close to achieving this waist up shallow DoF with my SEL18200? If not, can anyone recommend a lens for under $500 that could come close to achieving something similar? And finally, if it is impossible to achieve this on a budget of $500, should I consider selling my SEL18200 to get an SAL8514Z? Any help would be much appreciated.