m43 instead of FF

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Re: m43 instead of FF
In reply to Michael Jardine, Nov 18, 2013

Michael Jardine wrote:

stimpy wrote:

Sounds like someone is genuinely surprised how close they are, or how small APSC and M43 are to FF perhaps?

One doesn't even need a chart to see the difference, just look at crop factor. If FF is 1, APSC is (typically) 1.6, and M43 is 2.

The thing about APSC is this: there is only one reason to use APSC over FF, and that is for sports or extreme telephoto photography. There are no size advantages.

On the other hand, when you step down, the M43 makes perfect sense because the average body and lens is 50% the size of APSC/FF. So, you can 'take it with you'.

And yes, I have all three: D800, D7000, E-M1.

Firstly, one reason you might use APS-C over 35mm is because you can't afford 35mm.

Secondly, your comparison only works because you're comparing APS-C DSLRs to mirrorless M43 cameras. Try comparing your E-M1 to an X-E1, an NEX-6 or an EOS-M. Better yet, try comparing it to the A7.

It's also worth noting that a lot of the smallest mirrorless bodies have very few physical controls, so everything becomes some form of trade-off.

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