Mark Tuccillo

Lives in United States Southington, CT, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Joined on Sep 14, 2002
About me:

F/FTn, FE2, F100, D100, SB-28
AI-S 20mm/2.8; AI-S 24mm/2.8; AI-S 50mm/1.4; AI 135mm/2.8; AI-S 300mm/2.8; 500mm/8 mirror
AFS VR 24-120; AF 50mm/1.8; AF-D 105mm micro/2.8; Tokina ATX-Pro 28-80/2.8; AF-D 80-200mm/2.8; 1.4X

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On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1607 comments in total)
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Mark Tuccillo: IMHO, Richard Butler is coming from the wrong prospective. Going to cropped sensors was a serious downgrade coming from FF film. The transition from my F100 and the many manual focus and auto focus lenses I have to the D100 was just plain ugly. There were very few DX lenses and although I picked up reach I lost the wide end, not to mention the great handling of the F100. MY AI-S 20mm f2.8 was no longer useful, and the 24-120mm was no longer the great travel lens it had always been. With the D200 the handling issues were addressed, but I needed to buy the 16-85mm to get a decent travel setup.

For me, going to the D600 was not an upgrade, just a return to the way it was. And make no mistake, FF will always have better image quality.

I cannot argue with your logic about people who have entered the market with cropped sensors. However, I'm not sure there is even a need for cropped sensor bodies anymore, with the possible exception for light long reach. Most people with low end bodies and kit lenses would be far better served with something like the Sony DSC-RX100 III or even the Panasonic DMC-LF1. For most of them a high end pocket able is the upgrade path. Meanwhile the FF sensors will get better and cheaper faster then cropped sensors, it's hard to beat physics.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1607 comments in total)

IMHO, Richard Butler is coming from the wrong prospective. Going to cropped sensors was a serious downgrade coming from FF film. The transition from my F100 and the many manual focus and auto focus lenses I have to the D100 was just plain ugly. There were very few DX lenses and although I picked up reach I lost the wide end, not to mention the great handling of the F100. MY AI-S 20mm f2.8 was no longer useful, and the 24-120mm was no longer the great travel lens it had always been. With the D200 the handling issues were addressed, but I needed to buy the 16-85mm to get a decent travel setup.

For me, going to the D600 was not an upgrade, just a return to the way it was. And make no mistake, FF will always have better image quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 17:38 UTC as 191st comment | 3 replies
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