Why insist on FF format?

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Re: I did .. answer
In reply to illy, Sep 23, 2012

illy wrote:

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bobn2 wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

illy wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

bobn2 wrote:

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SergeyGreen wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

I thought it was a simple question but it seems you're not capable of answering it. The correct answers are no, yes and yes :). Oh, and does the Samsung Galaxy have a 25mm to 300mm lens on it?

No, but it is always with me, I think this is what you meant, not? And it takes terrific pictures, and with miles of DoF from wide open. I think I did answer your question already.

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Well not exactly but I guess it's as close I'll get to you admitting that a FF camera can't do everything a small camera can ;).

A FF camera can do everything a small camera can if you have it with you. If you don't have it with you (or don't have the lenses you need with you) of course it can't. I've never seen anyone deny that smaller size and weight is a big advantage in many situations.

I've never seen a FF camera with a 25-300mm lens that you can put in your pocket, unless you know of one. Sergey stated that a FF camera can do everything a smaller camera can, well it can't go in your pocket with a 25-300mm lens so he was clearly wrong and by stating that then he is denying the size advantage. Here's what he said:

"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?"

Now is that statement categorically true? Or would it be true to say there is something you can do with such a camera that you can't do with a FF camera? (i.e. put a camera with such a lens in your pocket and always have it with you?)

As Sergey says, the camera you're most likely to have with you is the one in your phone.

Many phones have rubbish cameras and again, I've never seen a phone with such a lens either. Any choice you make is a compromise and is not a "do-it-all" solution, even FF, though some seem to believe otherwise. If I wanted a camera that could do most things and I would be most likely to have it with me, it would be neither a phone or a FF camera. That's why camera's like the Panasonic LX's are so popular.

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depends on the size of the pockets, i have a pair of trousers i can fit a D200 with a 100mm/2.8 lens on

The D200 isn't FF

yes, but
http://camerasize.com/compare/#194,378

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Bob

Well I guess if you like wearing trousers designed by Wallace and Gromit you'll be fine then.
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5.11 taclite pants, the rear pockets are huge and can carry huge amounts
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Listen! Listen! Do you hear? The moon is weeping in a secret room! They tap at my window, with tiny poles!

I'm old fashioned like that, I tend to think trying to carry 5lb of camera and lens in a pocket is not really practical. I know I'm not "down with the kids" but I prefer to wear my trousers around my waist and not around my ankles.
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