Continuation: Sensor Size, Present & Possibilities

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Re: Continuation: Sensor Size, Present & Possibilities
In reply to Biggs23, Apr 10, 2013

Biggs23 wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

Alright, so out of curiosity I added the total weight in your bag and compared that with the total weight of a D800 with a 24-70mm f/2.8, a 70-200mm f/2.8, and an 16mm Nikon fisheye f/2.8 which covers every focal length you have.

The totals:

Your bag: 3769g = 8.309lbs

The FF combo: 3754g  = 8.276lbs

Welp, guess the weight argument pretty much just went out the window, huh?

The range being, 12mm to 300mm, with TWO camera bodies and never mind that the sole idea of my gear choice has to do with using mostly primes, not just solely covering a range. To simply cover an optical range, I could choose:

16-50mm f/2.8 SSM (575g)

50-150mm f/2.8 HSM (825g)

LA-EA2 (200g)

NEX body (300g)

Total: 1900g (4.2 lb)


D800-body: 900g

24-70 f/2.8: 900g

70-200 f/2.8: 1475g

Total: 3275g (7.2 lb)

But, more importantly, try fitting that all in a small sling bag.

Right, and fair enough. However, that's not what you actually choose. Real world use isn't any lighter at all and covers far less range. Just trying to compare apples to apples in real world use.

I can choose ANY combination for an occasion I want. It could be a 370g combination for a casual walk around (NEX with 20mm f/2.8 pancake). I pick my lens(es) for any occasion based on specific needs rather than simply to cover a range.

From the redundant response:

Biggs23 wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

If I cared for more resolution, I would get NEX-7 (or 7n).

I was just comparing equal resolution of what I thought you used, which was the NEX6. With the NEX3 there's actually even more of a disparity.

Did you read what I said (now bolded above). At 14-16MP, I think my needs for resolution are easily met. I won't mind more, but I try to be able to appreciate the value of need versus want. After all, Nikon D4 does just fine with "only" 16 MP.

My preference goes to optical reach first.

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