It was only true when cropped digital sensors came to the market, but the widest lenses were designed for FF 35mm and so were effectively 'cropped' in FOV.
Now, with the specific designed for aps-c lenses, this is no longer true.
The widest on FF is 12mm (12-24mm)
The widest on aps-c is also 12mm (ie. Sigma 8-16mm ).
My questions to you will be:
1) Do you all the time look at your photos 100% crop on your screen?
2) Do you make money out from your photography?
3) Do you pay for all your equipment using your own money?
If all your answers are "yes", then I would say go for it and enjoy the upgraded IQ.
If any of your answers are "no", then I would say you are not ready for FF.
Understand from your post that you are still a student, unless you are willing to sacrifice your parents and let them skip a meal daily just to afford your overseas studies and FF crave, then by all means buy all the FF gears you want.
This comparision is not good. Must compare using same lens. Those lens are specifically made for CF and cannot be used on FF. We compare apple and apple not orange and apples right? Like i mention, using same lens, FF is what u see is what u get while CF u only see center crop.Originally Posted by allenleonhart
btw, to ts, i used a d200 for 5 years, ran it to 125k shutter actuations and only very recently started to find that an upgrade would be necessary and then again it was about 30-50% want. there is more in your d90 to be squeezed out... or perhaps more that you can learn to utilize the performance of the D90. composition/perspective and afew other things come before image quality in making an picture stand out. but if you really are that picky about image quality, swapping to primes would make a much bigger difference than getting lower noise levels.
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I have to make it clear that I don't have anything against any of the parties, it's just the minority of the parties that are so extreme in their views.
Yup i know but the point is when u buy lens u will want to buy lenses suitable for both CF and FF cos u nvr know when u will upgrade to FF (even now u have no intention but when u got the money next time u might just be tempted to jump to FF, dats a possibility too) and all those lenses meant for CF cannot be used. In short invest lenses that will suit for the next 10 years, u nvr go wrong investing the right lenses.Originally Posted by Ben Ang
alternatively, use a UWA (17-35/16-35) as your normal zoom lens and carry a film body for proper UWA shots.. which is what i did for about 1.5years..
The term "full frame" has been unfortunately so loosely tagged to be almost synonymous with the 35mm format, when it simply refers to a sensor the same as the format size it represents, be it 35mm or 645 or higher.Originally Posted by jeffrey1188
Pentax 645D while larger sensor than a Full frame 35mm, is smaller than a Full frame 645 format. An example of a Full frame 645 format will be the Aptus ll digital back. Aptus n Phase digital backs have cheaper cropped sensor 645s like Pentax 645d as well.
Among all threads that I've posted in CS, this is by far the most popular one. Thanks for all the suggestions. These make this thread very informative for people like me. And thanks goes to those confusions , too... I had some good laughs.
Now I am over my FF-syndrome. But please continue the discussion as you will. Thanks again guys.