Is Full frame still the most versatile?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost
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Re: Is Full frame still the most versatile?
In reply to GodSpeaks, Apr 1, 2013

GodSpeaks wrote:

DoF IS Over Rated.  That is not to say that some people cannot use it effectively, in some instances.  But many times one prefers a deeper DoF to an extremely narrow one.

Do you own fast (f1.4) lenses?  Out of all your DAYLIGHT pictures, what percentage do you take at f1.4?

Personally, except for low light photography, I would never choose to shoot wide open.

To me, a lens faster than f/2.8 is primarily to improve low light capabilities. So, using an 85mm f/1.4 wide open is unnecessary in good light unless a very shallow DoF is desired. However, with FF (or a larger sensor in general), you can go to f/2.8, for more contrast and sharpness, and while maintaining better subject isolation, something smaller sensor will lack unless used wide open.

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