I shoot both Full Frame and DX Crop sensor, .... not sure why🤷🏻‍♂️

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Tord S Eriksson
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Re: I shoot both Full Frame and DX Crop sensor, .... not sure why🤷🏻‍♂️

dccberry wrote:

Tord S Eriksson wrote:

dccberry wrote:

I'm using my D850 for studio work and art duplication, and Fuji X-T3 for most work outside the studio, including portraits and editorial jobs. After using the Nikon gear for everything over the years, it now feels pretty cumbersome compared to the Fuji (or any other good small-sensor camera I'm betting ). I'm now spoiled by having autofocus points cover the whole viewing area with the Fuji, so it clearly has the advantage for candid and editorial work. In the studio, the optical viewfinder on the D850 is better than an EVF in low light, and when printing really large (36 x 48" ) for clients, the full frame camera has the edge there. I'm not cheerleading for Fuji per se, just noting that both formats can be used effectively, and at this point, one is not inherently better than the other.


I would also suggest that the X-T3 is a great low-light camera, despite your theory that small sensors are not as good as full-frame for that use. I have done lots of stage work with a Nikon D4 and 70-210 f/2.8, and also with the X-T3 and 50-140 f/2.8, and the rate of keepers is much higher with the Fuji. Noise at ISO 3200 is not a problem with the Fuji, and the focus accuracy is better, since there is no fine-tuning of lenses needed with mirrorless cameras.

One size up or down is easily compensated by using a more modern sensor with a higher photosite pitch, so Fuji's latest cameras are naturally as good, or better than a slightly older FX.

With smaller I refer to 1", or MFT, not DX. I use 1" on sunny days, or where I can install hefty lighting, or it will be a constant struggle with ISO contra noise. 
I haven't used MF for about 40 years, but the images I took then with Rollieflex, and Hasselblads, were eons better than those I took with my own West-Berlin-made FX, using the same Tri-X film, and using the same settings. And the lenses were good on them all, my FX having some delightful Pentax SMC lenses, and some classic Telemegor lenses that are in production again.

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