Why no FF equiv. to EF-S 17-55/2.8?

Started Jan 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
David Naylor
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Re: Does "confusing and unnecessary"...
In reply to G Rothwell, Jan 12, 2013

G Rothwell wrote:

If you are lucky enough to have both FF and crop chances are you won't ever worry about this. You don't buy different cameras to get the same images! I use the 5D mk2 for landscape and the 7D for wildlife.

If you are trying to decide which is better for you, you need to think about what is important in your photos. FF has an advantage if you want shallow DoF, crop has an advantage for telephoto. Everything else (that I can think of) is more specific to the camera itself, getting value for money, do you only want to buy FF lenses in case you go to FF from crop, flash control, etc.

Graham

Good points. I guess I'm not really striving to make the same images. What tempts me is the increased resolution for landscape shots and potentially shallower depth of field for portraits and other types of shots.

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