Nikon FF v APS-C image comparison

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: FF by default has *MORE* depth of field (DoF)
In reply to Zvonimir Tosic, Apr 12, 2013

Zvonimir Tosic wrote:

bkpix wrote:

For an interesting comparison of image quality between similar 24-meg FF and crop cameras (D600 and D7100) take a look at this.

In comparing the two cameras, he finds virtually identical color and sharpness in low ISO images -- to his own surprise. The D600, as expected, has better high ISO image quality and shorter depth of field for the same aperture.

It's a common mistake. Check the DoF calculator.

At a same focal length(*), same aperture and same distance, the DoF available to a FF camera is 50% longer. FF has more available DoF.

Say subject is 10 ft away, focal length is 55mm, aperture is f1.4. (we are using same DA*55 lens, that works on FF and APS-C

This is pointless, why would I compare two totally different images?  You really have to compare equivalent fields of view to be meaningful.

The advantage to full frame is 1 1/4 (rounded to 1 1/3) stop added flexibility.  That is useful to some not to others.

Eric

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