Is mirrorless the worst of all worlds? and FF the best?

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ulric Veteran Member • Posts: 4,535
Re: Is mirrorless the worst of all worlds? and FF the best?

bosjohn21 wrote:

Ulric wrote:

zenpmd wrote:

  1. Nothing can compete with low light with FF.

Would you care to elaborate on how a scene captured by an FF sensor compares to the same scene captured at the same light, same DOF and same FOV by a sensor of another size? What differences do you expect, under what circumstances and why?

at the end of the day the only theoretical advantage so called full frame cameras have over smaller sensors it we old time film users wont have to translate the focal length of your favorite lense when used on smaller sensor comeras. This may not sound at frist like a big deal but after years of working with a thirty five mm f2 say or 21 mm f2,8 we have learned how this lens will work in given situations and when we put a 21mm lens on our cameras we want it to really act like a 21 mm lens at all that implies for coverage and depth of field and a host of other things that have become part of us;

I only shot 35 mm film for ~40 years before switching to digital last year. Perhaps that is why I have no problem understanding that the 14mm lens I have on the camera in my pocket is a moderate wide angle. But that still doesn't answer how, or why, or even if the results of that lens on my E-M5 differs from those of a 28mm lens on an FF body under otherwise similar conditions.

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