Prosumer APSC -- end of era?

Started Jun 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gerry Winterbourne
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Re: Yup. Affordable FF is coming... fast.
In reply to Mark Ransom, Jun 19, 2012

Mark Ransom wrote:

Why would you not use the FF for tele work? Worst case it won't be any less suited than the APS-C, it just won't be any better.

At equal pixel density it will have better noise/DR/colour-fidelity; at equality in those things it will have higher resolution (assuming equal generations of technology). In practice most FF sensors seem to get a bit of both. But used at it's native size for equal FOV it will be better. That, of course, is a large part of why people want FF in the first place (plus DOF control at shorter lengths).

The thing it gives you is flexibility - you can use cropping, a slower longer lens, or a big expensive heavy lens, the choice is yours. If you really need or want FF for other reasons there is no need to have a second APS-C body.

All of those things are available on any sensor size if you are happy to compromise the IQ you have bought . What you are saying is true - if you buy FF for its benefits at one FL you don't need to spend money to acquire those benefits at all FLs. But plenty of people, having bought the benefits, will want to use them at all FLs.

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