Is Full-Frame simply an expensive phase for many photographers?

Started Mar 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
RRJackson
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Re: Is Full-Frame simply an expensive phase for many photographers?
In reply to carlk, Mar 30, 2012

carlk wrote:

I saw it (mirrorless) coming a couple years ago but very few believed it then. Everyone was saying we are all migrating to full frame only with affordable ones introduced.

The two aren't mutually exclusive. Leica already makes a "full frame" camera that's "mirrorless." Others will too given time.

Right now none of the "mirrorless" cameras really performs all that well overall. The Nikon 1 series seems to have the best AF, although it still isn't really as good a D3. And of course it's a fairly low resolution sensor with IQ limits that don't satisfy most serious shooters. You can get better IQ with a Sony or Samsung, but again the AF is fairly dismal. The Fuji offerings also have very nice IQ, but handle slowly and are generally clunky. And of course most of the offerings out there have a fairly poor assortment of optics with few genuinely compact lenses that can take advantage of the small size of the cameras themselves.

It's still pretty early in the game to draw any conclusions. The promise is there, but it's still mostly theoretical.

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