New camera. Go full frame?

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Bob Janes
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Re: New camera. Go full frame?

bluekat wrote:

I’m looking to update my camera/gear. I have a d80 with a 18-135 and a 70-300 lens, and a Sony a5000.

I’m looking at the z50, z5, or a used z6. Other brands are a possibility, but I already have some Nikon gear. I’m leaning on going full frame for low light performance, better dynamic range, etc.

My question is will ff give me more versatility in post processing? I shoot raw and love to push things in editing. I’m not sure how much difference the jump to ff would make if any.

Any thoughts on this or camera suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

To get the same sort of reach with full frame as you have with APS-C is going to require some big and expensive glass.

For myself, I shoot full frame, but mainly because I like to use legacy wide-ish primes that are only properly wide with full frame. I don't think there is anything intrinsicly 'better' about full frame over APS-C - I think a newer sensor and some wizzy RAW conversion software could get you what you are looking for in editing.

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