why the pull of 35mm format? Locked
why the pull of 35mm format?
Aug 20, 2014
I have thought about this a lot and I have THE absolute, final answer:
1) Nostalgia. Former 35mm film shooters are used to their 50mm looking a certain way, and it doesn't look that way on APS-C. This is THE number-one reason one should buy 35mm sensor-sized cameras. Because your field-of-view will return to that of your film-era SLRs.
2) (And this is a DISTANT #2) Depth of field is slightly shallower. Let's be honest, the operative word here is SLIGHTLY.
3) (Also rather distant) SLIGHTLY less noise compared to APS-C.
The biggest difference between 35mm format and APS-C in DSLRs is ... price. Not field of view. Not noise. Not depth of field. Price. APS-C has more bang-for-the-buck.
As far as image-making ability goes, there's very little difference between 35mm format and APS-C format.