Accurately comparing FF vs APS-C sensor performance? An open discussion.

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Endos
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Re: Accurately comparing FF vs APS-C sensor performance? An open discussion.
In reply to VirtualMirage, Apr 9, 2013

VirtualMirage wrote:

Endos wrote:

That's only true if you wants the same frame with both cameras, in other case a FF camera has more DOF than an APS-C camera.

How so?

For any given focal length equivalent, the Full Frame will always have less depth of field at the same aperture as an APS-C.

That's the same I say. For the same frame a FF camera will have less DOF than an APS-C camera.

If you go by just focal length, then your "framing" wouldn't be the same and thus wouldn't take the same picture.

Right.

But even if you compare the two using the same focal length of the lens (in this case, a 50mm lens on both), the APS-C will still have more depth of field than the Full Frame at the same aperture.

That's not true, just the oposite ir correct.

The Full Frame has its advantage in being able to offer shallower depths of field

Only if you compares the same frame with the same focal length.

and having a 1:1 focal length to focal length equivalent.  This is beneficial when you want to shoot very wide, like using an 8mm fisheye lens or a 16-35mm.

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