Full Frame vs Micro 4:3

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Ainisru Regular Member • Posts: 159
Re: Full Frame vs Micro 4:3
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FingerPainter wrote:

Michael Piziak wrote:

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This old video compared a FF dSLR to a MFT MILC. Since that time Canon and Nikon have shifted to MILC production. Here is a comparison of the size of a current MILC from Canon, Nikon, and Olympus. Most of the size difference has been eliminated.

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Now you might be tempted to say, "Yeah, but the MFT lenses are much smaller." And they often are, But most of the time that's because the MFT lenses have a much smaller shooting envelope - they cannot cover the same range of DOFs for the same ranges of angles of view. When you compare lenses with equal shooting envelopes, the FF lenses are often smaller.

Here's a comparison of the popular Olympus 12-100mm f/4 PRO to the Nikon 24-100mmf/4-6.3. The Nikon covers the same diagonal angles of view and all the same DOFs as the Olympus lens. It also covers some shallower DOFs that the Olympus cannot get. Despite the Nikkor covering a larger range of DOFs and larger image circle, there is essentially no difference in size. This particular Nikon combo will produce sharper images than the Olympus combo, at the same DOF.

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You can have a nice, super capable weather resistant kit, an E-M5iii + 14-150mm f/4-5.6 with a weigh around 700g. Please find me another system- not as a dare, or provocation made towards you, but highlighting facts that M4/3 still has weight advantages and compactness at its side.

I congratulate APSC and FF bodies becoming more lighter, along with lenses- I very much do. 1", M4/3, and APSC formats have tried to match lenses "equal to FF in DoF and FoV", but FF manufacturers are still afraid to go the opposite direction. There are stand outs, such as Canon releasing new super telephoto f/11's- to which I congratulate. A7C is also a recent attempt, but still heavy, including lenses.

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