h14nha wrote in post #13597314
...I cannot for the life of me, understand why someone wouldn't walk the walk. I hate it when someone gets a 5dii, makes all sorts or frankly rediculous claims about how it slaughters the crops IQ, then dissapears into the woodwork when asked to prove it. I mean, if its so clear then why not enlighten the rest of us...
What I don't understand is why anybody cares, and why every one of these FF vs. crop threads goes 10+ pages of hashing over the same old stuff (from both sides). If you (the collective "you", not "you" specifically) have a crop and are happy with the photos it takes, leave it at that and enjoy it. If you think there's an advantage to be had from full frame, open up the wallet and buy one and be happy with it.
I own a crop and have absolutely zero desire to upgrade to FF. I fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of both formats and I know that, at least for me, the upgrade to FF would have minimal impact on my images. If other people see a marked difference and feel it was worth it to spend the money to upgrade, I'm happy for them - to each their own. I don't see a point in demanding they prove their images are better than mine because I don't care if they are or not...if it works for them, far be it from me to rain on their parade. I'm satisfied with what I have for now and if I ever get to the point that I see a clear advantage for ME in having a FF sensor, I'll upgrade - I don't need "proof" from anybody else to convince me. I'm certainly not going to follow the "sheeple" mentality and upgrade to FF just so I can put it in my sig and be part of the "in" crowd.
People get so wrapped up in gear that photography itself becomes secondary. I think it's been proven ad nauseum that both crop and FF cameras (and P&S as well) are capable of capturing great images in the right hands. Each has their own feature sets, advantages and disadvantages. There obviously is no 100% conclusive evidence that FF is always better than crop all the time for everybody no matter what - if there was, it would be out there by now and the crop format would be abandoned by consumers and camera manufacturers alike.
There are certainly photographers who have specific needs and reasons why a full-frame camera is the ideal solution for them. There are also a far greater number of photographers who aren't satisfied with the images they're getting from their crop bodies (during their first six months or so of owning a DSLR), have read all the FF hype and are just positive that getting that 5DII will magically transform their poorly-composed, poorly-lit, poorly-exposed and poorly-focused images into 100% gallery worthy masterpieces. "Yeah, look at the fine detail in this 200% crop - you can count my daughter's eyelashes!" Unfortunately upon zooming out and looking at the entire image, daughter is in dappled sunlight and looks like a burn victim, everybody else in the picture is out of focus, dad is halfway out of the right side of the frame, the background is completely blown out, mom has a tree branch growing out of her head and little brother is kneeling in front of a pile of dog doo...."Yeah yeah, okay - but wouldja just look at these 200% crops?!?!?! Awesome!!!!!"