Is Sony's APS-C just a bait for FF

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davect01 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,563
Re: Is Sony's APS-C just a bait for FF

Dennis wrote:

davect01 wrote:

There is absolutely nothing wrong with FF bodies. If I was a professional photographer I would have one, no way around it.
But APS-C simply has made itself more than enough for this Dad shooter.

Many moons ago, "everyone" shot 35mm and drooled over medium format, even though 35mm was good enough for "everyone".

Now we're in this state where APS-C was well on its way to being the new 35mm (and FF the new medium format) - and they certainly are, in terms of capabilities - but the things that kept medium format from becoming mainstream aren't such a hinderance, so FF is becoming pretty mainstream despite being overkill for so many buyers.

A few weeks back, I even priced up a FF system when I saw the tremendous deal on the D750 ($1999 for the camera, VC grip and the 24-120/4) ... I do that now and again, and then reign myself and remind myself that APS-C is already far more capable than I need it to be. (It's always therapeutic to head over to imaging-resource and read their take on how big you can print from different cameras). In the 2-3 weeks I've had it, I'm amazed at how good the RX10 is, never mind APS-C !

- Dennis
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One has to be realistic as to your skills and needs. Again, FF is superior but do you need it or will you use it.

The new A73 is the first FF that really has had me counting my pennies.   But I'll stick with my original plan.   I'm still using my A6000 until the used A6500's drop below $800.

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