“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

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Velocity of Sound
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Insecurity of the majority
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Pete_W wrote:

My guess is that many FF camera users have a nagging insecurity that a smaller and generally less expensive format can perform so well which makes their investment look silly.

Everyone is insecure.  We all want to feel like we've bought the best that our money can buy.  The bigger underlying fear - one which the OP is addressing - is that we've chosen the wrong brand, and that it'll eventually go out of business leaving us with an unsupported system (and with gear that will quickly lose its value, making jumping to another system more expensive).

To address the first point, "full frame" camera users aren't just insecure about µ4/3.  Many mock some medium format systems (Fuji's GFX system), as well.  µ4/3 is criticized as "the sensor is smaller, so of course it's worse" and medium format is criticized as "the difference isn't enough to warrant the cost."  But then you see plenty of µ4/3 users feeling insecure about their choice, and while it's rarer, I've seen some GFX users crowing about their system over "full frame" in such a manner that I believe they're insecure, too.

To the second point (wanting to correct public perceptions to bring the brand better financial health), it's a nice goal but not one that we can do much about beyond taking and sharing good photos.  If you try to talk with people it invariably devolves into equivalence nonsense.  The photography community has largely decided that sensors below a certain size are doomed to certain performance limitations, and no amount of discussion will change that.  People have to see it with their own eyes to start thinking differently.

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