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Is a FF camera worth it for these reasons? Locked

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Re: Is a FF camera worth it for these reasons?
In reply to 70Der, May 24, 2014

There is a great difference in IQ if you pixel peep, so both a 200% screen view, and a very large print will show that difference, but for prints 11x14 and smaller, the difference is negligible.

I bet in a 20year career at this, that over 90% of my print sales were 8x10 or smaller, which means a crop body or FF would have been just fine. But now I shoot things that end up on trade show walls, so the FF is a bit better for that. 
I don't find the DOF to be different enough, but it depends on what you're shooting. A full length portrait at 100mm focal length doesn't yield vastly different results IMO. I think it's far more noticeable on close-up work. A lens has to be faster then 2.0 to make it apparent on a full length, and the FF would outshine the crop body in that instance. This is what makes the  85 1.2 or 1.8 so popular.

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