Why insist on FF format?

Started Sep 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
technic
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Re: the RX1 shows the promise of small bodies
In reply to photobeans, Sep 24, 2012

photobeans wrote:

this RX1 can show the way to small FF bodies. When they build one that can have interchangeable lenses, the body might only be slightly better than m43. I'm not sure how big the lenses will be, that's the only question in my mind. If they can shrink the size of FF lenses down, and prices come down to the $1,000 mark we will see a lot of people going FF.

IMHO such small FF bodies (either DSLR or mirrorless) are possible with current technology, but not for $1000 (yet). But just like with m43, they will only be really compact when using compact primes, not with a high quality zoom or a bright prime. And not using a bright lens partly negates the advantage of FF ...

One should also take into account that many users don't want/need smaller FF cameras, and will buy a quality compact if they need something small for 'carry-always'. On the Canon FF forum it seems some frequent posters take pride in carrying a big brick (and big lenses), to show how 'professional' they are...

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