I have been in Clubsnap for nearly six years. I have sold and bought cameras, lenses and accessories. I believe Clubsnap has become the most popular forum for personal classified for buying and selling of photography products, at least in Singapore. The reason why this post is under Nikon is because I have been using Nikon for some time now. To be fair, I do not look up other classified so my comment is based on Nikon Buying/Selling forum only.
Again, this is my personal feedback and comments. It does not in any way condemning a specific or any direct person in Clubsnap. For all this time, I have noticed that whenever a seller is selling their product, the reason for selling or as they put it RFS is typically “upgrading to Full Frame”. This is sad..very very sad. To believe that is like believing you’re upgrading from a 4 room old HDB unit to a 5 room BTO in Punggol. I think this is the notion that a lot of Singaporeans have, as always, either by peer pressure or just looking at his/her friend’s Full Frame camera. Or worst, thinking that Full Frame means that “I am a pro, unlike others with normal camera” attitude.
Many western professionals are using crop sensors for their work. Why? Because they are not obsessed with “upgrading”. Practicality and artistry is more important to them than having a Full Frame camera. Checkout YouTube or other online media. You’d be amazed at the pictures taken by them. And everybody knows the first two commandments of photography-it’s always the lens and the photographer. Some believe that Full Frame cameras gives better ISO , so as picture quality. NEWSFLASH!It’s always the lens and you. Depth of field, sorry, lens again. There was a comparison made in YouTube that proves the ISO of Nikon D7200 is less noisy that Canon 6D. Mirror less shoots faster than any other DSLR cameras nowadays. The Fuji X-T1 and Samsung N1 shoots 11 and 15 fps respectively. Even Canon 7D M2 shoots at 10. I have seen photos taken with the D7200 and it blows me away. Personally I cannot tell the difference between D7200 and D750. In fact, D7200 comes out sharper with better colours and detail. So please, stop saying it is an upgrade. If you know what you need, be it a pro shooter or an avid hobbyist, it really does not matter. It’s you, not the camera. A lot will disagree but others may find some truth.