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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Full-Frame
Jun 11, 2014

10. With an appropriate lens you can do selective focus on individual eyelashes. Focus on the eyelash centered over the iris of the eyeball closest to the camera, allowing the others to recede gracefully out of focus. What about your subject? Pffff! They can't possibly be as beautiful as your full-frame bokeh.

9. Shy people run, hide, and put their hands in front of their face the moment you bring out your behemoth camera. This saves time when figuring out who to take a picture of. They're probably ugly anyway, and might break your expensive lens. Forget'em. You're full-frame, now!

8. Exhibitionists assume you're a professional and automatically begin posing. And the world just needs more pictures of exhibitionists. Look - there's a group of people all showing you their tongue rings! Selective focus. Click-click.

7. A celebrity may punch you, then settle out of court for big dollars. If you use an APS-C or smaller-sensored camera, you could be just an annoying FAN. But a FF camera will identify you as a GODLESS PAPARAZZI and deserving of wrath. Have your lawyer's number in your cell-phone contact list.

6. You'll be spotted more easily by security. As they escort you out for not having the right credentials/permission, make it look like you're a VIP and that these private security guards are part of your entourage. You'se impo'tant, now! Gots'ta LOOK impo'tant!

5. You get to buy new lenses. And who doesn't enjoy sifting through hundreds of opinions, sample photos, reviews and MTF charts? Not to mention the joy of bringing home a $2500, big knob of a lens? Don't forget the 77mm ND and CPL filters!

4. With the extra size and weight, you'll need to have a bigger bag... no, a BACKPACK! Maybe even a backpack with wheels. And nothing screams success quite like a backpack full of gear.

3. You can shoot photos at ISO 25,600 that look every bit as crappy as a lesser camera at ISO 6,400. You can place a loupe next to the 3-foot x 5-foot enlargement in your hallway, so guests can admire your IQ.

2. Your camera is da' bomb. It's the cream, it's the top. You've joined an exclusive club. YOURS IS BIGGER THAN THEIRS. Yeah, you USED TO shoot APS-C and Micro-4/3, but it just wasn't there. So you decided you needed the BIGGEST and BEST. Full-frame. (Forget medium format - those guys are just fooling themselves. They're... well, MEDIUM. You're FULL!)

And the number one reason to upgrade to a full frame camera...

1. You can stop posting questions titled "FF vs APS-C vs M4/3 ???"

(Ok. Couldn't resist. Not to be taken seriously.)

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