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May 20, 2012 14:10 |  #1

Amateur/advanced amateurs - what did you choose and why?

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May 20, 2012 14:54 |  #2

I chose full-frame. Why? The resolution, the IQ, I didn't need the reach crop gave to my lenses. I had a T2i and recently picked up the 5D3. There are many more reasons why I chose this particular full frame camera over another full frame camera though, but they are specific to this model and not "full frame" cameras in general.

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May 20, 2012 15:05 |  #3

Price, cost/benefit! ...ah... and price...


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May 20, 2012 15:10 |  #4

Both, for the best of both worlds.


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May 20, 2012 15:17 |  #5

I had a 7D and went to 5D.. Lately I had wished the 7D were still in my bag. recently I have had too many scenarios in which the 5D AF has let me down, but there are plenty of threads on that so lets not get it started. The 5D III seems like the best bet, however a premium for a good AF, that should have been in the 5D II. The 7d is a great camera and you can find 1D cameras for cheap now too! those cameras are amazing. A good image is a good image Full Frame or crop will have very little to do with that. This forum is the only place where people will tell you full frame takes better pictures. When the truth is a people take better pictures.

More on topic, I went with full frame because of the resolution for cropping, but I also appreciate the high ISO just overall look. What I don't like, the AF and lack of on board flash. There is nothing unprofessional about having a built in flash.


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May 20, 2012 15:23 |  #6

Went with crop bodies simply because of the price difference. As It turns out that they work better for me and my shooting.


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May 20, 2012 15:29 |  #7

Crop (60D), cost and enough knowledge to realize I can probably get an image that will meet my needs.




  
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May 20, 2012 15:32 |  #8

tete wrote in post #14459829 (external link)
A good image is a good image Full Frame or crop will have very little to do with that. This forum is the only place where people will tell you full frame takes better pictures.

Amen. Print some tee-shirts with that on and I'll buy a hundred.

The truth is that crop sensors are so damned good that if we didn't have FF, we probably wouldn't miss it. Of course, if I could afford a 5D3, I'd have one, but my pictures would still be average.




  
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May 20, 2012 15:37 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #9

tete wrote in post #14459829 (external link)
....... A good image is a good image Full Frame or crop will have very little to do with that. This forum is the only place where people will tell you full frame takes better pictures. .........

X2

I went crop, price is less, and if I ever go FF most of my lenses won't work.

Crop with a 10-22 is as wide as any non fisheye on a FF for landscape. Don't let people on here talk you into buying the latest, greatest, most expensive just because they think it's the only way to go.


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May 20, 2012 16:09 |  #10
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How does one know they would not see a difference if they moved to full frame without ever shooting full frame?

Two main reasons I went with full frame for most of my shooting is:

1. Image quality...and yes I do see a difference between full frame and crop images.
2. Lens selection. Lenses made for full frame, 24L, 24tse, Zeiss 21mm just feel awkward on a crop and there is nothing out there made for crop to replace these.

I shoot a 7d for sports and wildlife, everything else with a 5d2.




  
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May 20, 2012 16:22 |  #11

I agree that the photographer makes the picture, but I don't know, I've seen a significant increase in image quality from my T2i to the 5D3 (just more details, better colours etc.)


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May 20, 2012 16:26 |  #12
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Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #14460038 (external link)
I agree that the photographer makes the picture, but I don't know, I've seen a significant increase in image quality from my T2i to the 5D3 (just more details, better colours etc.)

The photographer provides the vision, composition and exposes settings. The camera and lens still makes the photo. A better camera will always result in a better photo, given everything else staying the same.




  
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May 20, 2012 16:36 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #13

all of them gives you the same work
a good photo


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May 20, 2012 16:39 |  #14

Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #14460038 (external link)
I agree that the photographer makes the picture, but I don't know, I've seen a significant increase in image quality from my T2i to the 5D3 (just more details, better colours etc.)

The image quality is generally thinner dof and better raw files. Pushing shadows on the 5d2 is pretty forgiving, and even better on the 5d3 since it has better noise control.


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May 20, 2012 16:48 |  #15

Love my 10-20, my 17-55 and my Sigma 30/1.4, glass specific for crop.
I will surely be happy with my 7D for the next 3 years to come, still learning to use it to its full potential.
After that... who knows?




  
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