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Should I drop full frame? - toni-a - 03-16-2016
I am seriously considering moving back to APS-C.
After getting 750D and EFS 10-18 I am wondering what am I doing with my full frame gear.
They are bulky and heavy, expensive with marginal advantage.
For landscape the DOF of APS-c is quite handy.
Only drawback is portraits.
So I am considering switching back to APS-C with 8 mm fisheye 10-18 17-55 f2.8 and the kit 18-55 when weight matters 70-300 50f1.4 and 1.8 100mm macro and getting soon tamron 150-600 (would be exchanging it to Canon 24-105) I think I am well equipped. Will keep 5D body however it is quite nice for portraits along with 100 macro so what do you think?
Should I drop full frame? - Reinier - 03-16-2016
I have been thinking the same question as well for a while now. I had a Canon EOS 5D mark I, which was a great camera. But then I used a Canon EOS 600D for a while and noticed that the image quality of the latter was better than the 5D. Of course the 600D was newer, but I really struggle to see the difference in quality between modern FF and APS-C camera's. Both are good, and maybe a FF is better on paper, but is the difference so much better that you would spend so much more money and walk around with a heavier piece of equipment?
And a bonus on most APS-C camera's is the articulated (or swivel) LCD screen, which I love. I cannot bend well, because of severe back problems, but even if I didn't have these problems, then still the articulated screen would appeal to me.
I own a Canon G1 X mark 1 since a few month. The images quality is great, but it is just too small for my hands and too slow in comparing to a Dslr. So, I am looking for a Dslr again, not to ditch the G1 X, but to replace my 5D. The G1 X was always meant to be a camera which I could carry with me when not going on a photo-trip, because even to the local market you just don't know what you will come across and always carrying a Dslr everywhere is just too cumbersome.
I am thinking of a Canon EOS 70D right now by the way.....or maybe skip brands, because I need a new standard and wide angle lens anyway.
Should I drop full frame? - chrismiller - 03-17-2016
A comparason between image quality of the new x-pro2 and a7ii here: http://admiringlight.com/blog/fuji-x-pro-2-vs-sony-a7-ii-noise-comparison/
The general conclusion I took from it is there isn't much difference, half a stop at best. I think that unless you're printing very large or you want very thin dof there isn't much point in full frame.
Should I drop full frame? - Brightcolours - 03-17-2016
Quote:I am seriously considering moving back to APS-C.
The only reason for FF (except for the high resolution FF cameras) is shallow DOF ability. When you use equivalent settings, APS-C has the exact same DOF as FF, so the DOF for landscapes is the same. Unless you use crazy small apertures which produce a lot of diffraction softening, of course.
Only you can decide if you need FF for shallow DOF (portraits as you mention). On the other hand, you will not get a lot of money for a 5D now, so why not just keep it for when you want to take advantage of the extra shallow DOF abilities?
For macro, APS-C has the advantage that 1:1 macro photos result in larger magnifications in print.
Should I drop full frame? - Brightcolours - 03-17-2016
Quote:Hi Toni-A,Why not a 80D? It has worthwhile updates.
Should I drop full frame? - toni-a - 03-19-2016
Seems I won't be dropping full frame...
Today I was shooting mainly baby portraits with their mothers for mother's day. And yes I felt the need for full frame and I did use it.
The setup I used today: Canon 750D plus EFs 17-55f2.8, the other body 5D plus 100mm macro.
As it is more practical to swap bodies instead of swapping lenses, my guess is I will be using both for photo-shoots 750D should remain my first choice for landscape photography and hiking though: Lightweight, high resolution more DOF.
For portraits photo-shoot live view is nice but I prefer and by far a large bright viewfinder.
Will be keeping both
Should I drop full frame? - Rainer - 03-20-2016
Sounds like you already decided yourself.
Anyhow ... "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" ...
eventually try to shoot a few of your typical photografical
situations with both cameras and compare the results.
That should answer the question finally.
Just my 2 cts ... Rainer
Should I drop full frame? - Reinier - 03-24-2016
Sorry, I missed your question about why I won't buy a Canon 80D instead of a 70D. That's easy, a 70D is 799 euro and a 80D is 1299.
500 euro difference is just too much of a difference. Then if I was going to spend so much money, then I would go for the 6D. Because then I don't have to buy a new standard zoom lens, which comes on top of the 1299 for the 80D.
Should I drop full frame? - Brightcolours - 03-24-2016
Quote:Hi Brightcolours,If 500 euros is too much, then do not switch brands. No other brand has something like the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM. And wait with buying the 80D half a year so the price has dropped. The camera and its AF are worth it.
Should I drop full frame? - JJ_SO - 03-24-2016
And it's sensor, too.