OK ALL YOU full frame camera fanatics

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Entropius Veteran Member • Posts: 4,257
Re: Some understand, some don't

agogo wrote:

>Anyway, there's benefits to both 4/3 and 35mmFF systems, and while the gap is drastically closing in some areas, the gap is drastically widening in others. And there's also a gap that doesn't change simply because it's physics.<

Care to elaborate on this a bit?

Not testing you or challenging your opinion, just genuinely interested and curious about your opinions as to where gaps are closing and widening.

I guess I can try to answer this, as a 4/3 shooter and a physicist.

The thing that's closing is sensor performance per area. Until the EM-5 4/3 sensors were bad even once the sensor size is taken into account; the E-30 sensor has crazy amounts of noise in the shadows. The EM-5 sensor is excellent for its size, putting it about 2/3 of a stop behind APS-C sensors that also use modern sensors. When you combine that with the great performance of some of the new fast lenses (compare the 45/1.8 wide open to the Nikon 50/1.8 wide open), m4/3 looks pretty good. And if you're comparing size for size there's little contest.

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