Continuation: Sensor Size, Present & Possibilities

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost
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In reply to tko, Apr 11, 2013

tko wrote:

You can get a few fast lenses right now. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, they tend to be larger and more expensive than their equivalent FF cousins, which defeats the entire purpose of a small sensor system.

Nope. The advantage with lenses designed for smaller sensors is primarily in the fact that they don't need longer focal lengths. This is why Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 is not only considerably smaller than Canon 24-70 f/2.8, it is also less than half as heavy (305g versus 805g).

So, a m4/3 w/12-35 f/2.8 is not only smaller combination, it is also considerably lighter than Canon 6D w/24-70 f/2.8, for example. And we're talking... less than half the weight, and a smaller package.

It is okay to suggest that m4/3 would be lacking primarily in the wider angles where FF will provide greater DoF or that FF sensors have better DR and noise performance, but convenience advantage is still on m4/3 side.

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