Let's help Jim Malcolm

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Let's help Jim Malcolm
In reply to johnny_rico, Apr 8, 2013

johnny_rico wrote:

Just bought a Canon 6D for Full Frame. I still have my Pentax gear but will be selling to buy additional lenses and other Canon gear. I have moved to mainly shooting landscape photography so FF is essential.

I have held out too long for a Pentax FF camera.

Why is FF essential for landscape?  Low ISO landscapes are usually done on a tripod regardless so ISO 80 on my K-5 was as good as ISO 200 on my Nikon D700.  I see full frame helpful for situations where I will be shooting at max ISO, like at a wedding bumping up to ISO 3200 in my K-7 was really rough, I think for astrophotography full frame has a nice advantage too, but for general landscape I guess I am not seeing a huge advantage unless you are printing very large.

I am playing devils advocate here, because a lot of people think full frame is essential, but aren't all that pleased with it when they switch.  I don't have a problem shooting a few professional weddings a year with APS-C.  It isn't ideal, but it does as good as it needs to.

Eric

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