I find that all predictions about when the world will end have one thing in common:
they are predicted by humans
Do humans know everything?
Do people know at the start of 2008, when the economy was so good, that there will be a economic crisis towards the end of that year?
Truth is, nobody noes when the world will end
No human predictions will ever determine that
1) DSLR FF is expensive for a hobby (but again 'expensive/cheap' is relative term.)
2) Need to upgrade to a better computer to process the bigger sizes image.
I'm still using my made in japan black 300D since 2005.
For FF - I have a SLR EOS 5.
Well if can comfortably afford it and you really need the FF for the wide angles or shallow DOF/ better noise performance why not? If you still have doubts then dont buy
Experience may be a good teacher in this instance. If you can, rent a FF body with the lenses of your choice and spend a few days shooting a variety of subjects alongside your old camera. Shoot both JPEG and RAW and then experiment with post processing.
Failing which, buy a 2nd hand FF body like the older 5D MKI or 1Ds MKI for a decent price, try it out for a while. If you hate it, sell it. Like it? Keep it.
As long as you don't overspend and don't have to do anything morally incorrect, then just buy whatever you want.
'Need' is overrated. We always talk about 'need' when in reality this forum is amok with people who run on 'want'. Why do people buy into a DSLR and have a buttload of lenses in their closet when they can make nice photos with an all-manual 70's SLR and perhaps a 35mm, 50mm and a 200mm prime lens? It's all about 'want'.
Or more to the point: short of the pros who actually make their living from photography, who actually 'needs' to take pictures? Forget it, don't buy a camera in the first place.
i think when u have decided to move to FF, just go ahead n dun look back or regret. After you bought ur 1st FF, just enjoy and shoot more. Simple. Actually i tot TS was asking for which FF to recommend, but after going through the post, he is asking if he should move to FF. I think if TS shoots alot and have EF lenses, then moving FF should be quite straight forward. If TS owns mainly EF-S lenses, then moving to FF will be quite costly. So best recommendation to TS is if he feels that his current setup is limiting him in getting better pictures and moving to FF will allow him to achieve that, then obvious moving to FF is the only option. But if its otherwise, i think TS should sit down and calmly think through. currently, FF is not consider mainstream n thus there is a premium to pay to own one. TS should think if its worth it to pay this premium. Hope TS can consider all these before moving to FF.
Just google and they'll tell you 90% reasons not to go fullframe,
and then 10% why you should.
In which case the bottom line reason being they are for the pros who require absolute quality cause their livelihood depends on it.
Of course, if you can afford - why not?
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Amateurs on the other hand have no real 'need' to get the shot. They can really get by with much simpler equipment. Yet many have cameras and lenses far more capable than those the pros use. This is purely because of 'want', whether they're collectors, gadget lovers, too much money (and no better place to spend it) etc.