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Old Nov 14, 2006, 9:51 PM   #1
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I'm looking at purchasing a new camera and I'm torn between a dslr with a full frame sensor and one with a cropped sensor. Some of the reviews I have read imply that since the full frame sensor utilizes the entire lens as originally designed for the 35mm film camera that there are "aesthetic" or "artistic" differences between the cameras that are not resolved by simply adjusting the field of view. What is your opinion regarding the full frame vs. the cropped frame if all other camera features were equal?
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 1:16 AM   #2
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depends on what u want to shoot. If ia m not going to shoot tele, i would choose a ff, like i am trying to do now.

I shoot landscapes and portraits and i think a ff will give me better images provided i am good enough.

Currently i have a 30D and its giving me great results. But i want the FF since i found that i seldom shooot tele but 90% i shoot only Portraits and landscapes. Hence i will be moving to FF.

SO it comes from what u want to shoot, or what u will end up shooting.,

The Cropped sensor almost uses the best part of a lens since its not a FF. A FF is so different that 24 mm is already wide(17 mm in cropped(1.6) is almost 28mm in a FF). So 17mm in a FF is already pushing it hard for super wide and u are expected to see some drop in performance at the corners.

But i have seen 5D and 12mm pictures. The pespective is too darn amazing to not say they lack bad..

But to get good pictures in a ff one does need optically sound lens. Mainly the border performance of a lens is more pronounced in case of a FF

Hope it helps
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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regarding the IQ, I don't think, and I saw a lot of photos that it justifies the extra cost unless you have many full frame lenses in your stock to go with it.
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