Would you still by the 5D Mrk III?

Started Aug 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Muresan Bogdan wrote:

Well you got it all wrong here. As somebody said, all pixels are not equal. So if the pixel density is very high ( crop body with 24mp for example) you have a very big drop in shapness ( it's plain physics - difraction phenomenon mostly). So you might and up with that 300 pixels bird that looks mushy while on a FF body you get a 200 pixel bird that is very sharp and so it might take a resize to 300 pixels and still look better than your APS-C. Add noise into the equation and a crop from a FF sensor upscaled might look better than the APS-C equivalent without upscaling.

It has a lot to do with the conditions you are shooting in but my main point is that you cannot split the systems into FF - GOOD FOR PORTAIT, APS-C GOOD FOR SPORTS AND WILDLIFE as you did. I believe that the 5dMk 3 is a highly capable camera when it comes to sport and wildlife also, not just portraits. And also using a longer lens is the correct way to go, the crop reach will never give you the same results. If it would be so, all the sports and wildlife photographers would be using M43 or point and shoots

You should not call people "wrong", especially when you don't have a good understanding and especially if you did not even read the post with attention. In my example, the pixel sizes were the same with no diffraction difference whatsoever at the same magnification.

We still however appreciate your contribution as a newbie on the forum, because replies by other members correcting your misconceptions are educational for many.

PS. Although I wonder if you are just so confused that you din't even know whom you were replying to. I never said "FF - GOOD FOR PORTAIT, APS-C GOOD FOR SPORTS AND WILDLIFE" as you implied in your response above.

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