Is a FF camera worth it for these reasons? Locked

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Rick Knepper
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Re: Is a FF camera worth it for these reasons?

dboreham wrote:

70Der wrote:

I don't honestly see the difference when looking at pics between FF and APS-C. Not sharper for example. But if

1) I could get more depth of field control (my F4 lens becomes one stop shallower for example)

Careful : the image created by a particular lens doesn't change depending on the sensor size. If you mean that a FF f4 lens will produce shallower DOF than an f4 APS-C lens of equivalent field of view, then yes. (e.g. 50mm@f4 FF vs 30mm @f4 APS-C).

2) I get an extra stop of noise free light.

3) Maybe better dynamic range and shadow detail

I would consider getting one in the future.

Two more:

4) Improved viewfinder experience (viewfinder no longer like looking through a narrow tunnel).

FF VFs are no picnic for some of us.

5) Ability to use lenses that have no equivalent in APS-C (e.g. 14mm f2.8, 85mm f1.4, well, almost every prime shorter than 100mm...).

6.) No holes or overlaps in the 3 zoom line-up from 16mm to 200mm.

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