Fuji 23 1.4 vs. Sony A7 35 2.8

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Dave Luttmann
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Re: Fuji 23 1.4 vs. Sony A7 35 2.8
In reply to Red5TX, 8 months ago

I've used FF from the 1Ds and 1Ds2 to the D700 and D800.  I've compared hundreds of samples over the years.  It rarely makes any difference in output...unless one spends all there time shooting with slow glass at iso 12,000.

Red5TX wrote:

Dave Luttmann wrote:

Al Valentino wrote:

FF vs APS ~ 1 stop less DOF APS

f/2.8 vs f/1.4 = 2 stops less DOF

2 -1 = 1 stop shallower DOF in favor of Fuji wide open!!! In a smaller, more attractive system. Sorry Sony, no sale.

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Agreed. But a lot of FF fanboys ignore the basics.

Indeed, which was my point in calling the Fuji "a whole stop dreamier." Elsewhere on DPR, someone recently claimed that FF had a "2-3 stop advantage" in terms of noise and high ISO capability vs. APS-C. *facepalm*

I'm not sure they even hear themselves sometimes. Lots of FF users understand the marginal advantages of FF and feel it's important to their photography. Fair enough. I won't deny any man (or woman) their choice of gear if their eyes are wide open. But, as you note, lots of fanboys seem to think that the gulf between APS-C and FF is much larger than it really is. (This flows downstream, of course, w/r/t APS-C and m43.)

I am VERY curious to see if Sony can release genuinely fast primes for the A7/R without blowing up the size equation. I suspect the answer is no.

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