Why insist on FF format?

Started Sep 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Kind of simple really
In reply to SergeyGreen, Sep 23, 2012

SergeyGreen wrote:

kelly15 wrote:

But better for what? ..

Everything you can do with compact you can do with FF. Many things you can do with FF you can not possibly touch with compact. That means one is (significantly) better than the other - when and if you need it. Does it answer your question?

Unfortnately that is not true, if you were thinking of DOF. Wether shallow or large DOF is an advantage completely depends on the situation. The smaller the sensor you have greater DOF, which I regard as a huge advantage in most situations. Fast primes often can just get enough DOF, when you need to shoot wide open in low light, like in churches, whereas shooting wide open with FF can be a complete fail because of not enough DOF.

Each sensor format have special characteristics regarding DOF, none of them is per se an advantage or disadvantage. This shallow DOF equivalence debate is mostly hoax.

FF still has an advantage in the cleanness of images. It can achieve extremely shallow DOF at its extremes, while small sensors can achieve large DOF at its extremes.

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