Sensor Size & Versatility

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sensor Size & Versatility
In reply to 69chevy, Apr 3, 2013

69chevy wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

I was using a 200mm f/2.8 in most of the shots I posted earlier. You'd need a 300mm lens on FF for that..

Which would have given a better results.

No contest there: Option A. Chances are, I wouldn't have been allowed inside the arena lugging a 300mm f/2.8 lens and a FF body, with a monopod/tripod without media credentials. And even if I were, I would have been an utter nuisance to people sitting behind me, having to lift the bulky set up to my eyes and blocking their view. And, that is also assuming I would be okay lugging around 300mm f/4 (compromising a stop to save on weight and cost), weighing 5 lb (300mm f/2.8 would be nearly 8 lb), compared to a shade under 3 lb.

Higher contrast, sharper images, with more isolation from the busy backgrounds. You know, the reason pro sports shooters carry around these huge primes.

The 200mm f/2.8 is a FF lens. However, on APS-C, the lens actually offers a shallower DoF than it would on FF. And most media photographers would be sitting on the side lines with wide angle to tele (really 200mm equivalent) for most part.

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