Is Full frame still the most versatile?

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

zenpmd wrote:

Red fox, you mis understood.

The Pana 2.8 zoom lens on m43 has a ff equivilent focal length of 46mm - too short for portraits.

The Fuji, conversely, extends to something like 85, which is good for portraits. Thats all I was saying

Let us assume that a portrait may require 85mm f/2.8. When considering APS-C equivalence (Fuji, in your case), you would need 55mm f/1.8 that you will not get with the zoom. Likewise, you would need 42mm f/1.4 lens on m4/3.

If you believe 55mm f/4 is good enough on APS-C (max FL and corresponding max aperture for Fuji zoom). It will compare to 85mm f/5.6 or f/6.3 on Full Frame.

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