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Fast does not equal good.
In reply to sportyaccordy, 8 months ago

sportyaccordy wrote:

When small formats can get to equivalent speeds of large formats I think people will begin to seriously reconsider. Small sensor tech is already beginning to creep. For example RX100-II is only 1 stop down in speed from the typical APS-C sensor, despite being 2 stops down in area. If you have a format that is physically 1 stop smaller than the next step up, but has cleanness parity through tech and faster glass, I do think a lot of folks would move over. For example if Nikon 1 system came out with a 1.8 zoom or 1.2 primes (for reasonable prices) I think a lot of folks would give them a look.

I disagree though that big formats will ever go away. People still shoot MF, people will always shoot FX if for no other reason than being invested in the glass. D700, 5DII, D4 etc are all still top of the line in image quality.

The sharpness of a lens is in no way related to its maximum aperture.  In fact, most fast lenses are known for being soft wide open.  Those fast lenses are also exceptionally expensive when designed with a good diaphram (for good bokeh) and sharp optics.  Fast lenses that are cheap are usually full of compromises that essentially nullify their speed.

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