4/3 has no focal length advantage-correct him if he is wrong

Started Nov 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
genotypewriter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,846
Re: Well, when you have 40MP

BC13 wrote:

genotypewriter wrote:

Having a small sensor doesn't solve more problems than it introduces
for anyone except maybe macro shooters. The sad truth is, a FF sensor
and a lens can recreate a shot taken by a fourthirds systems... but
no one bothers to when they can do more.

Hmm ... a Mercedes S65 AMG can do anything a VW Passat can do, and a
lot more. So why is it that I see a lot more Volkswagens on the road
than AMG Benzes? Maybe it's because a lot of people feel like the
extra $160,000 you pay to get 0-60 in 4.2 seconds would be better
used "solving other problems" ...

As far as practicality is concerned, even the 5-figure DMFs and scan-backs are more sensible than a S65 AMG. You gotta come up with a better analogy.

And that's essentially the comparison you're making. A $500 body
against a $5000 one. Taking nothing away from the D3, as it's a
great camera, most of us are still:

a) Limited more by our skills than our equipment.

There's a place for everything and that's why people even carry phone cameras... but to say that a fourthirds can do everything a aps-c/FF can do is just plain wrong.

b) Not so rich that the $4500 price difference between those two
cameras couldn't solve a problem or two more than it creates.

I think you got the numbers mixed up. A FF camera is not $5000. Get a 5D for less than 2K and a $50 50mm 1.8 and that's heaps of FF fun... unfortunately, with Oly you can't match that with any amount you're ready to spend.

And if money is no object, why not go Red? Soon $55,000 will get you
an enormous sensor that you can configure just about however you
want. At which point, the D3 (and every other FF DSLR), will become
just a toy.

That's just impractical gear-head talk...


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