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07-12-2008, 04:50 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by RaduA Quote
Mike,

- Good lenses in FF will ALWAYS be heavier and more expensive than good lenses in APS-C. Best lenses in FF will be even more so. In the end a system with a good APS-C sensor and some 2-3 good lenses will cost maybe less than the FF body alone and many jobs could be done the same;

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What are you talking about?
Even without looking at lenses made by other camera makers, there is simply little truth to this claim.

07-13-2008, 01:26 AM   #92
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It heavily depends on what type of lenses, if we consider the entire range, there's no advantage whatsoever. Tele (good ones, I mean primes) aren't any smaller and true wide angle are quite big for APS-C.

In the middle of the range, yes small zoom like 18-55, 55-200 are indeed more compact than usual 28-80 and 75-300 but that's mostly because of the crop, not because not because they are inherently smaller.
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