Please comment briefly on this issue.

Please comment briefly on this issue.
Yes, I see the difference and want to use my 35mm lenses without the multiplication factor on my digital SLR.
70% (235 votes)
No, I think the full frame and APS-C sensor makes no difference.
18% (61 votes)
I'm not sure of the benefits of having a full frame sensor versus an APS-C size sensor in my digital SLR.
12% (41 votes)
Total votes: 337
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James F.  Pagano's picture

I want to see exactly what I'm shooting and got used to full frame shooting using my F4 w/o having to interpolate the focal length.

Dan's picture

However you frame the shot, with or without the 'multiplication factor', the shot is still taken and hopefully you get the shot of a lifetime... if not, try again, right?

Howard Sheldon's picture

I have the Canon 20d and I love it. No urge or reason to change now.

Mel Abuyo's picture

Having a full frame sensor will give you a vignette that is absent on the APS-C sensor.

Ronk's picture

The full frame sensor is probably neccessary for those wildlife and sports photogs so as to be able to fully use the expensive long glass that they already have. for my low end portrait and wedding market, I'm happy where I am.

Terence's picture

I'm waiting to purchase full frame DSLR for acceptable price for a long time.

John Weaver's picture

For my Photographic needs I like having the multiplication factor, I have found that a new lens in the wide side is alot cheaper than a telephoto lens will be!

Andy Durazo's picture

I don't want the hassle or expense of purchasing shorter and shorter lenses to cover the same areas that I already have in my tradtional system.

Eberhard Fitzner's picture

I'll purchase this camera within the next 3 months.

George Phillips's picture

Although its more costly to produce I would perfer to see exactly what my lens sees. Magnification and angle of view should be constant and a function of the lens and not the cameras sensor.

Harry Futch's picture

I am using the Olympus E-1 system. I am getting consistently good 20 X 30 prints from this camera by using Genuine Fractals to increase the file size for larger prints. Perhaps I could cut out this intermediate step, but since I do these large files rarely, I will stick with what I've got for now. Besides, I love the camera.

Adrian's picture

It definitely affects my purchase decision. What is the excellent reason for the APS sized sensor in the first place? (There isn't one...unless it's to force me to buy more lenses.) If a digital SLR doesn't have a full-sized sensor, I won't even look at it.

Roger G.  Robertson's picture

Though most images require some croping of some sort. I find it easier to deal with a 35mm format to begin with, while staging the shot and prefer that over the APS-C layout. I tend to either have to pan out while taking the shot with the APS-C format or I occasionally end up loosing some of my captured image during croping; as I do not normally resort to custom framing but prefer to use standard 8X10 or 5X7 frames.

Bill Burkholder's picture

Life is full of trade-offs. Generally, if a full-frame sensor chip has larger sensors (pixels) on it, it will produce better images. However, the lenses used on that camera had better be the best available to take advantage of it!

Pierre Bellavance's picture

I was about to purchase a Sigma 30/1.4 as a normal lens for my Canon 20D, but I'm not certain anymore.

Jay Abramson, RN's picture

Although it would be great to be able to use any given lens at it's "normal" focal length/feild of view, APS-C size sensors don't pose significant problems, and some manufacturers are taking advantage of the smaller sensor size to make smaller, lighter lenses. This is great when you carry a camera for a long time!

Tony's picture

Own a Canon D-10 with several lenses. A full frame sensor is most desireable so I can use all the capabilities of my lenses. I have a D-20 on order.

James B.  Holder's picture

Am very happy w/Nikon D70 and don't print above 8x10 enough to care. When full frame is cost effective...maybe...

Hanford Kwan's picture

I already have the lenses for my APS-C DSLR,so the full frame would require some adjustments. Besides the smaller sensor gives me a 1.6x for "free".

Wavevector's picture

I see full frame as offering a path to higher resolutions with lower noise in the future. I don't want to spend money on APS lenses now that will preclude taking advantage of better, larger sensors in the future.

Mike C.'s picture

I would not purchase a digital SLR without a full frame sensor. And the new Canon 5D is not their first with a full frame sensor.

Tony Fiorda's picture

No more thinking what affect the 1.6x factor will do for my wide angle lenses. Now everything I learned years ago is true again!

Mary's picture

Would very much like to see camera manufacturers spend more time developing a full frame sensor that is affordable, rather than the APS-C size cameras with higher megapixels.

Justin T.  Donie's picture

I prefer a full frame sensor and it would (and has) factor into my final decision ... but it would only be a factor, not the only deciding factor.

Anthony Tilli's picture

I have heard that the full from sensors are a little soft around the edges. The APS size uses the sweet part of your lens.....the center.

Joerg Grau's picture

Bigger sensor = better images.

Graham Glover's picture

Having full frame sensor and not being restricted on the wide side (I'm a landscape photographer) would would enhance capabilities greatly! I will buy one soon as possible...when prices are more realistic.

Barry Slaven's picture

I have a Canon without a full frame sensor, and can't wait to get my hands on the new D5.

Ed Truitt's picture

I want to, but that doesn't mean my wallet can affort to let me (at this time at least.) I would rather see better dynamic range/exposure latitude, along the lines of what I enjoy with Tri-X -- or at least color print film.)

Michael Larson's picture

I see a diference in picture quality as well as edge to edge brightness with a 4/3 system than with full frame or 2/3 system. The operative words here are edge to edge. You also gain in the magnification area with a 4/3 thus smaller lenses that make for less wear and tear on the mounting plate of your camera.

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