Are Full Frame SLRs Obsolete?

Started Jan 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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JackM Veteran Member • Posts: 7,317
Re: Not for now. Here's a comparison.

Dave Luttmann wrote:

JackM wrote:

FF will be obsolete only when such comparisons show no difference. 100% view matters for some applications.

Those samples are out of camera jpgs. I ran a series from raws a while back in a test. The result, 3200 iso on both in a 16x24 were pretty much identical. 100% views for these cameras matter in prints 20x30 and larger. So, unless you sell a mountain of 20x30 prints done at 6400 iso and up, it won't matter.

True, but that still doesn't make FF obsolete.  I like having that last 1% of IQ when I want to print big or crop, and I do both.  Biggest to date is a 72" wide canvas from a single 5D3 image.  It wasn't my idea and I wouldn't have thought it would work, but it came out surprisingly well.  You can get very close to it and it holds up.  I would have one in my home.

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