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07-01-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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how will FF improve your photography?

Will having a FF sensor improve your photography?
If so, why?
I can see having better autofocus or maybe more adjustable but am trying to understand why someone would pay thousands of dollars for the body and some decent glass to match. I can see maybe a wedding photographer needing high ISO performance.
So please convince me of your need for full frame where APS-C can't give as good results

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It won't.
But will let me use my collection of FF lenses from 18-600mm in the way I bought them for.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by slip Quote
Will having a FF sensor improve your photography?
If so, why?
I can see having better autofocus or maybe more adjustable but am trying to understand why someone would pay thousands of dollars for the body and some decent glass to match. I can see maybe a wedding photographer needing high ISO performance.
So please convince me of your need for full frame where APS-C can't give as good results

Thanks

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Why do you turn this into an either/or situation? Both formats have strengths and weaknesses in the plethora of different genres of photography.
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Why do you turn this into an either/or situation? Both formats have strengths and weaknesses in the plethora of different genres of photography.
Just trying to understand that's all

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It won't improve mine. But I still want it
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It won't improve your photography. But it might improve your photographs.
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It won't improve your photography. But it might improve your photographs.
great answer
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I expect the sensor size itself will make very little or no difference to me.
It's the other features that come with it in a new camera that interest me.

What's the ISO noise like?
Any improvement on the sync speed?

these are what I'll be looking at when details are released.

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I expect the larger sensor size to provide much more image data, much the way that medium format provides much more image data than full frame. That increased image data could translate into smoother color gradations, greater ability to crop deeply into a photo, larger printing sizes without degradation, just to mention a few possibilities. Also, I like the way full frame makes my wide angle lenses actually wide angle, whereas cropped sensors "crop" the angle of view, which bothers me more at wide angle than at telephoto.
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I'm not sure it will. But I'm keeping an open mind and saving money. I don't care about depth of focus or using lenses "as they were made to" or any of the other FF reasons. The only thing that matters to me is results. If the FF will produce better prints than I can get on APS-C I'll buy at any reasonable cost. If not then I'm staying with APS-C.

Unfortunately that means I need to see sample images before I buy.
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I'm hoping it will make my night sky shots less noisy and give me a relatively thinner DOF for portraiture. Well the first point isn't known yet but that is what I hope for.
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Technically or aesthetically?
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I'm assuming the OP meant "technically". Perhaps I shouldn't have assumed....
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QuoteOriginally posted by officiousbystander Quote
It won't improve your photography. But it might improve your photographs.
My thoughts exactly.
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I'd like less noise and more dynamic range, and depending on the sensor it may give me that. Besides I have FF coverage from 12-500mm, and then you factor in my 1.4 and 1.7 adapters....
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