Does the lens make the camera or the camera make the lens?

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
Christoph Stephan
Christoph Stephan Veteran Member • Posts: 4,122
Re: The lenses

mgrum wrote:

Having a full frame sensor is like having a completely new set of lenses available, with correspondingly wider fields of view, larger entrance pupils, and greater resolving power! Full frame cameras allow you to separate your subject from the background even more.

If wide and ultrashallow depth of field is your thing, yes. For telophoto and macro you may appreciate the apparent longer reach of crop.

For macro longer focal length sometimes does better at seperating the subject than full frame by a. excluding disturbing objects, b. a more favourabole sharpness fall-off curve at least this is my impression from experience.

The EF-S 10-22 mm is pretty wide on crop, and even the Sigma 12-24 mm (which was wider on full frame) has now found its match in the Sigma DC 8-16 mm (which fits only crop sensors).

Altough it has come down, the price penalty of full frame is still significant. Nikon at least has removed the size and weight penalty.

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