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View Poll Results: Why did you go full frame?(Multiple choice)
l need better high ISO performance 7030.57%
l need more shallow DOF 4519.65%
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08-09-2021, 01:30 AM   #316
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Is there a wrong choice...?

Most buy that camera they can afford and suits best at their specific situation. I still am in Pentax because I always was and want to re use all my (legacy) lenses. It might be the case that Pentax is still there just because their great backward compatibility.

When I, 40 years younger, now started all over again investing in equipment I doubt it would be Pentax. But in the end it doesn't matter, with all nowadays > € 1000 ILC's (mirror or not) and > € 500 lenses everyone little talented shooter should be able to make HQ pictures. So enjoy the stuff you own and go out shooting

I shoot both FF and APS-C, I grab FF for wide angle shooting with MF (super) wide angles, for High ISO indoor shots, landscapes, macro and portraits (small DOF). APS-C for street shooting and tele work and all situations I avoid bulkiness. Both formats are complementary, not competitive... Advantage of being in the K-mount is you can use all lenses on both.

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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
It's fine to make wrong camera choices, a lot of people do it. I saw a Pentax user who went from Pentax apsc to a Canon 5D Mk II for landscape photography, his resolution and dynamic range went down, he probably got the camera and lens for cheap or for free which may explain the choice. Another guy made a spec / price comparison and figured the Pentax offer was better, but his friends and family were shooting Canon, he didn't dare to be different, so he went for the inferior Canon offer.
I think the point I was making was that we buy cameras for the things that appeal to us personally. Everyone does. When you talk to a camera owner, they will tell you what they appreciate about their camera. The fact that you may find some other thing appealling about your camera, and things on other brands unappealing, is irrelevant to everyone but yourself. The things others find unappealing, in no in no way changes the things you find appealing.

People are always saying :slow AF, no lenses, poor DR, slow FPS, etc. as if their choices are everyone's. There is no one single factor in camera engineering that is universally admired by everyone. Most of us don't need fast AF for every shot, wide DR for every shot, fast FPS for every shot, in fact I often set my camera to single shot, not burst, nd focus manually in live view.

Everything is important or not, depending on how you take pictures. My last trip out, I took my K-1. The FPS, buffer, AF etc. were un-needed in 7 days of tripping. My broad-winged hawk images were taken with my K-3. Recently some low light frorest images were taken with my Lumix ZS-100.

The only one who can decide what camera is better than which, is the person making the decision. And or people with multiple cameras we make those decisions when we go out every day.


What works best for another person is irrelevant. What worked for me yesterday is irrelevant. Today I may have different requirements.


But then here in lies my problem with the question. I didn't "go full frame", I bought a full frame to compliment my other cameras. Sometimes I "go full frame" someday I "go AP-c" and somedays I "go 1 inch sensor". Somedays I even go 1:2.3

When I go full frame with my k-1, it's for the tilting back screen, pixel shift, widest possible DR, best colour reproduction. But that's just my full frame compared to my other cameras. Others have many of those feature on their APS-c cameras. So my experience is irrelevant to them.

I don't recommend any single format. I recommend owning different cameras for different purposes. I don't recommend "going full frame" but I do recommend owning one if it fits into your budget and meets some (but not necessarily all) of your shooting needs.

Why did I buy a K-1, 4 PS, 36 MP Pixels shift camera with GPS?
I already had my most general use features covered on my K-3, 8 FPS, 24 MP, 23 shot buffer. The K-1 added 36 MP, Pixels shift, GPS and tilt screen, (all things I wanted) but cost me FPS and buffer,things I would have paid for before the FF things if I didn't already have them,

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08-20-2021, 06:45 PM   #318
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The reason I went full frame is because I have film lenses that can be used on FF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by felixkh Quote
The reason I went full frame is because I have film lenses that can be used on FF.
I do use old film lenses on my “APS-C” K-30, but I have to use a 35mm lens to get roughly the view that a 50mm lens gave me on a film SLR.
The original motivation behind the K-1 was “I want my 50mm lens to act like a 50mm lens”.

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I took the K1FF to be able to use the old lenses in my possession. Maybe also to rediscover the joy I felt taking photographs in the 80s. Maybe I thought I didn't have the same feelings about Apsc. And then first I was shooting with Canon in FF.
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same here

QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Other: to use my manual lenses on their native format sensor
Same here, I wanted to use my 43mm ltd and 35mm f/2.0 again without cropping, plus the extra detail and dynamic range. I've had a K1ii for three weeks now and I've not been disappointed but I'll still keep my K5 and KP when I need greater flexibility and to travel light.

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