Potential dead horse: how bad is FF's deep DoF disadvantage?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ron Poelman
Ron Poelman Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: no clear all around winner

sportyaccordy wrote:

This is actually a really good idea, especially considering how cheap very decent used APS-C bodies are. You could definitely play the formats against each other to have a strong setup for nearly any conditions. And of course you could just move around with one body and just anticipate which body/lenses would fit whatever you are planning to shoot.

To conjecturise further.
The vast majority of FF shots seem to fall into the portrait focal lengths,
while APS-C is all over the shop.
Dare we say FF only shines in this one type of shot ?

That would suggest you buy the best APS-C you can
and it's the FF which should take the back seat
with possibly a dedicated lens, so lens swapping isn't even required ?
Soon, a used Sony A7 with small native lens,
will take up very little room in the bag anyway;
so even anticipation (or lens sharing) won't be required.

Mind you, in a year's time expect new FF body prices
to come down dramatically, the ball is rolling;
the question will be, which mounts will survive ?

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