Started Feb 8, 2014 | Questions thread
SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,808
Re: APSC vs FF

Jim Maher wrote:

Add to that if you don't need shallow depth of field for portraiture, or other people shots ,than you don't need full frame.


I'd disagree with that on a few bases:

1. Larger sensors are better for low light shooting.

2. Larger sensors are better for wide angle shooting.

3. Full frame sensors allow you to take better advantage of the wealth of legacy SLR lenses out there. There was a recent test someone did comparing a $6000 35mm Leica Summicron on a NEX-7 to a probably $100 or less Olympus OM 50mm on an A7. Effective field of view is the same for these two combinations. To my eye, the A7/OM combination won handily. I certainly get better use out of my old lenses on the A7 than I did on the NEX-7 I owned previously. Also, using a full frame sensor with a full frame legacy lens mean you can use the correct hood with the lens... an added bonus.

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A7 with kit lens and a number of legacy lenses (mostly Canon FD)

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