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09-09-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Another discussion about Full Frame for Pentax, By Miserere.

Miserere, who posts on various forums has a great article about Full Frame versus APS-C sized sensors. I just wanted to let everyone know about it.

Do You Really Need a Full-Frame Camera? Article by: Miserere

09-09-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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A very nice article, and IMHO spot on.

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Great article, thanks for the link Yvon.
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Why aren't digital FF viewfinders as big and bright as old film ones?

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QuoteOriginally posted by sewebster Quote
Why aren't digital FF viewfinders as big and bright as old film ones?
I'm not sure , but I think the mirrors are only part reflective for all the af stuff
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I'm not sure , but I think the mirrors are only part reflective for all the af stuff
Sure, but this is the same as for an autofocus film SLR.
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Some digital viewfinders are also 100% coverage. I don't remember film cameras' viewfinders being 100% coverage...
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Some digital viewfinders are also 100% coverage. I don't remember film cameras' viewfinders being 100% coverage...
Same thing. Some film SLR's had 100% coverage. Nikon F3 comes to mind.

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Good read. And I was in no hurry to get FF anyway!
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We've seen all this arguments many times here and on DPreview, all make sense, I guess.

But, I have a lot of friends who recently switched to FF Nikons and none of them are willing to go back to D300 bodies.
Same thing with my friend who has Canon 5D. For some reason, he is not missing his Digital Rebel.

Do we Pentaxians need FF? Probably not, this concept is for fancy-shmancy Nikon-Canon users.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sewebster Quote
Why aren't digital FF viewfinders as big and bright as old film ones?
Since the advent of so called "high viewpoint" finders, the view is smaller because of the info panels around the viewfinder encroaching on the space previously used by the image. When I look at the viewfinder on my MX compared to the MZs it's huge by comparison even though the MZs is full frame. But, the MZs has a lot more info around the viewfinder than does the MX.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikePerham Quote
Since the advent of so called "high viewpoint" finders, the view is smaller because of the info panels around the viewfinder encroaching on the space previously used by the image. When I look at the viewfinder on my MX compared to the MZs it's huge by comparison even though the MZs is full frame. But, the MZs has a lot more info around the viewfinder than does the MX.
you have coverage and magnification... it looks like all FF dSLR so far
have (coverage * magnification) = ~0.7x

you probably can make that better by using something like O-ME53 (to take care about magnification piece).
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FF is so over rated (NT)

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Fully agree, it's just about the time we'd stop moaning about what we don't/can't have, take the gear we do/can have and go out there and take some serious pics...
Look at Oly. Will they have FF? no so, what some people still love it, and some still buy into it. Why in the world we can't be happy with APS-C...
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If you could switch FF<->cropped when you want to, it would be perfect! Cropped when using telelens and FF for other stuff.
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