Sensor Size & Versatility

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au
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Re: Sensor Size & Versatility
In reply to joejack951, Apr 3, 2013

joejack951 wrote:

Mjankor wrote:

joejack951 wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

I didn't pick his lenses. He picked his own, to advertise what he fits in a "small waist" belt. I picked mine, for focal lengths, I would normally carry which generally is about small, fast primes. If you want to take up the challenge, what kind of weight and size are you looking at with lenses to match the FoV I mentioned with a FF body?

You commented on the weight of his kit and compared it to the weight of yours. To me, that gave the impression that you saw the two kits as somehow comparable.

You have a field of view of 15-75mm full frame equivalent. If I had to match your focal length range, I'd get a 16-35/4 VR and a 24-85/3.5-4.5 VR lens which tip the scales at a combined 2.5 lbs. As it stands, the widest lens I own is a 24-120/4 VR that I rarely shoot at 24mm. Maybe someday when other things aren't screaming for my money I'll pick up an ultrawide. They seem like fun at times.

FWIW, if I wanted to travel really light and had a D800 (I don't), I could probably get by with just the 16-35/4 VR at 1.5 lbs. and crop to get to 70mm equivalent (leaving me with 9MP images).

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By my reckoning that puts you at 1578g - 900 for the d800 and 678 for the lens.

For me

OM-D, 12-50, 75-300, 60mm macro, fl300r - 1350g. (That's a small kit I carry quite often).

FF focal length - 24 to 600 with macro.

Add in the 7-14 for 1650g

If we're going to keep shrinking sensor sizes, a Canon SX50 weighs 540g and has a 24-1200mm equivalent lens with macro mode. I'm sure there's a wide angle converter somewhere for it. At $430, it sure beats the $4300 cost of your kit.

FWIW, a D600 plus 18-35 and Tamron 28-300 costs about $3400 and weighs 1700 grams.

Well as I said at the start, FF won't win a size battle, or price typically, against m4/3 and generally m4/3 won't win a size battle against bridge cameras.

Eg: OM-D, 9-18, 14-42, 40-150 - $2000-2200ish and less than 1kg.

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