You can get two very different shots by zooming in. That really isn’t a surprise as zooming gives you a more narrow angle of view. But, did you know that the simple act of zooming can also blur the background? In the two photos above, the settings are almost identical and I’m standing in the same spot. The only thing that changes is how much I zoomed. The background in the photo on the left is nice, but if there was something there you didn’t want showing up, the simple act of zooming in would blur it.