"The full frame myth"

Started Dec 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 25,857
I read it, and could not understand the use of "myth" there.

What's the "myth" that needs to be debunked about FF systems? They offer better IQ than aps-c or m43, maybe not as much as some think, but it has always been like that, since early digital. The Canon 1Ds line produced better images than the Nikon APS-C, as did the 5D. Was the difference so huge, for example, to the D2X? Not really, many pros kept using their Nikon lenses.

Are the new ML bodies good enpough to compete with the better FF bodies from Canon and Nikon. Not yet IMO (AF for action is one big point, but none of these smaller cameras will be able to compete day in day out with a D4 or 1Dx, and sensor size is not relevant here).

Street photography? Yes, smaller is better in many situations, so the new A7, if it focuses well, is a good alternative to a D610/Df or the 6D, let's see. But it needs more lenses, most people are not into MF anymore.

So, IMO, the relevant issue is the alternative for light shooting, since no one competes with the likes of D4 or 1Dx, or even D800 and 5D3 as pro workhorses. I think Canon and Nikon will eventually produce their ML FFs, and they will be likely the best-selling models, given the lock they have on the ILC markets. They should not wait too long though.

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