Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
tomtom50
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Re: Is FF sensors going to slowly phase out?
In reply to ultimitsu, Apr 12, 2013

ultimitsu wrote:

Does the FF NEX even makes sense at this point?

Not with all its APS-C based lenses and its impossibly short flange back distance.

The short back flange is great to adapt all those wonderful Leica, Zeiss, and CV lenses. It is not a bug, it is a feature!

you're only getting marginally better results.

You get:

2.5 times better high iso

way better quality in the DR

much thinner DOF

Significant is the right word.

On top of those you are less lens critical. APS means fewer mm, so more lines per mm are needed.

To get the most out of 24MP APS-C you need very expensive new lenses. 24MP FF does very well with cheap legacy lenses.

Less information per unit area but more area!

If you like a kit with a lot of lenses FF based on a $2000 body is cheaper for a given IQ level if you are willing to buy used lenses. The lens savings cancel the increased body price pretty quickly.

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