Is this the year Pentax makes or breaks your FF dream?

Started Jul 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
cgarrard Forum Pro • Posts: 15,555
I like the way you think :)

MarBa wrote:

I'd like to know as well ... I also always "wanted" FF ... but ...

I have just spent some time comparing Nikon 610 and K3 and I have to say that I'm not sure I need FF anymore. Sure there are still advantages to FF, like DOF. But as far as pure perpixel image quality goes anything bellow ISO 6400 is almost identical. Above ISO6400 you get one stop advantage on FF. How many pictures do you take above ISO 6400? I take very few.



Hardly anyone asks that question on DPR forums.

Fact of the matter is that FF offers some advantages, but more problems optically, price wise, bulk wise, etc. The larger the sensor the more a camera is less likely to please the average photographer- that, is a fact.

FF is simply for less photographers on average, and many may get into it and bail later only to realize they didn't think of the disadvantages through well.

I shoot film cameras, that gives me my FF fix. Lighter, cheaper, with most of the advantages of digital FF.

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