Is Full frame still the most versatile?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost
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APS-C offers Most Versatility
In reply to zenpmd, Apr 2, 2013

zenpmd wrote:

Yes, they are big cameras, but with the constant apeture pro zoom lens they are (probably) the only lenses you will ever need. The DOF equivalent on, say, the new Tamron 2.8 24-70 will never happen on m4/3, since it would require an aperture of 1.4 throughout the zoom range, thats never going to happen!

I suppose its just a shame there is no a 2.8 constant zoom lens that extends to around 85mm on FF that allows for good portraits. 70 is too short.

APS-C sensor allows for greater versatility, in terms of cost, performance and size. Versatility considers compromises. For example, full frame offers greater control over Depth of Field and wider Field of View. Smaller sensors offer less of both. APS-C offers an in-between solution. Likewise, as Sony NEX and Fuji mirror-less cameras demonstrate, APS-C can also be packaged light and small competing with small sensor cameras.

A full frame (body only) can tip the scale at 2 lb. For that weight, you can carry a Sony NEX-6 with 10-18mm f/4 OSS, 20mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8 OSS and 50mm f/1.8 OSS.

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