Why insist on FF format?

Started Sep 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Midnighter Senior Member • Posts: 1,727
OMD Vs D800

Full frame wont wither, its APS-C that will. As FF becomes cheaper APSC people will migrate because there is not enough of a size/weight difference between the two. Huge fat MFT cameras aside (cough) if someone put forward two systems, one full frame and one MFT with mirror-less bodies and lenses appropriately scaled to match the sensor size yet both the same price, a lot of MFT users would still not trade to full frame, because MFT size and weight with 'enough' quality outweighs maximum quality + extra size and weight as the penalty for getting that on full frame.

This is the current state of the art:
http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/PDR.htm#OMD%20EM-5,D700

EM-5 16MP excellent dynamic range Vs D800 36MP even better dynamic range

Good reasons to go to full frame if the price was comparable but size and weight would/should weigh heavily on the decision.

If you have an A4 printer... no point in full frame.
If you have an A3 printer.... hmmm... have to think about that.
If you have an A2 printer its full frame all the way.

If you dont print (and a lot do not) full frame is overkill, but to be frank so is an EM-5.

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