Author Topic: Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?  (Read 2018 times)

Offline takashi78

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Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?
« on: September 30, 2011, 06:56:13 AM »
What is the main benefit of doing so?

I have a crop sensor dslr now (is that the correct term? :P) and looking at the price of the cheapest body and lens its 2x more expensive when comparing new.

Only a very distant dream now.... :-[

Offline davidtth

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Re: Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 08:14:18 AM »
mind to share wat body are u using now ?

the main reason why u should move to fullframe

1. u need good wide lens, like using those high end lens for exp nikon 24-70 or 14-24 2.8 lens
2. u need to shoot high ISO most of time in darker place (events, indoor, wedding and etc)
3. u do large print, more than A4 size
4. u find that spending on those crop sensor lens are not worthy in future or not much choice of good wide lens

if those requirement meet, go for it, else, spend on lens and some good accessories go out and shoot more :)

Offline takashi78

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Re: Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 08:58:03 AM »
Using a Nikon D7000 with just a 35mm f1.8. Thats all the gear i have. :P

Does it even benefit me if i dont know yet how to edit photos and also dont print out the pics now?

High ISO seem to be ok with my camera now, although i dont use it much at night with dim lighting.

Offline davidtth

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Re: Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 09:06:07 AM »
D7000 are very good in high ISO control no issue

last thing to know if the wide lens choice would be your main concern ? if not, stick with D7000 and get more lens :D

soon FF price will drop, its always good if one can afford, but its not a necessary in photography :)

Offline Watchnewby

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Re: Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 09:42:55 AM »
Well, from a "technical" point of view, the advantage is that wide-angle lenses designed for full-frame 35 mm retain that same wide angle of view(35mm). On smaller-sensor DSLRs, wide-angle lenses have smaller angles of view equivalent to those of longer-focal-length lenses on 35 mm film cameras. For example, a 24 mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5 has a 62° diagonal angle of view, the same as that of a 36 mm lens on a 35 mm film camera. On a full-frame digital camera, the 24 mm lens has the same 84° angle of view as it would on a 35 mm film camera.

For a "more layman" understanding see link :
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/full-frame-sensor-vs-crop-sensor-which-is-right-for-you

Offline GlySinn

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Re: Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 10:24:57 AM »
Don't forget that full frame cameras are a lot heavier & a bit larger

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Re: Any reason to move to full frame DSLR?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 10:32:10 PM »
Don't forget that full frame cameras are a lot heavier & a bit larger
I'd say so