Are Full Frame SLRs Obsolete?

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
Flying Fish
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If only APS-C had good lenses....
In reply to Colin Smith1, 6 months ago

Why can't Canon make a smaller, lighter, less-expensive 500 f/4 or even a 600 f/4 for my 7D?  I think if Canon did that, or Nikon, maybe even both, then the appeal of FF cameras would go way down because of the tremendous appeal of lighter and less-expensive lenses for the APS-C cameras.  But almost all the good lenses--not all, please don't jump on me--are designed for FF.  To name a few from Canon that have no APS-C equivalent:  300 f/2.8 and f/4L; 70-200 f/2.8 and f/4L; 400 f/5.6L; 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L; all the super-teles, all the macros; and so on and on.

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