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

Joe Eder's picture

Electronics favor the larger sensor to minimize bleed and halo effects in the raw pixels.

Tom Schoen's picture

I haven't heard anything about the camera yet. I just bought a Canon 20D and if the price of a "full frame" sensor camera was relatively comparable to the price of the 20D, I would prefer the full frame as I understand color fidelity and noise levels are also better wityh a larger sensor.

Robin Wilkes's picture

I don't like the APS-C sized sensor. In my view the primary purpose of a telephoto lens is the magnification factor and I see it as a disadvantage to get a restricted field of view without getting the magnification factor.

P.  Walter Oaks's picture

Finally a full frame sensor! Way to go Canon!

Henry Thompson's picture

In photographing subjects, the full frame assist in capturing the subject with less adjustments.

Joel Leff's picture

I prefer the magnification factor of APS-C and wide angle digital lenses eg 12-24mm allow wide angle photos.

Chris Pflum's picture

I am waiting for Nikon to introduce a full frame sensor. I would not buy a Canon because they changed their lens mounts too frequently.

Charlie's picture

As long as I can visualize the photo and its' area and can crop in Photoshop or some other program, I don't feel the need to re-invest in a new system.

Frank M Jr.'s picture

35mm film is pretty hard to beat with a Dslr however, the 1DS MK2 comes very close.

Mike Sneddon's picture

I would much prefer to use my 16-35mm L lens for ultra-wide angle images rather than purchasing Canon's 10-22mm digital lens for use on my 20D. However I will likely continue to use the 20D with my 70-200mm L lens.

Jackie S.'s picture

I prefer the magnification provided by the APS size as I take a lot of wildlife pictures.

Paul Sikora's picture

The long run trend is for the higher resolution image chips to be full sized, and they are getting cheaper. This means the smart money is invested in full sized lenses.

Charles Goldenberg's picture

I am not an experienced digital user, but it makes sense to me if I could use my 35mm lenses. It also seems to me that there would be more room for extra pixels.

Mark Drutz's picture

I would prefer not to spend a lot of money to replace lenses that I already have and like.

Dor's picture

I will take the plunge to get the Canon 5D. For casual photography the difference between full frame and APS-C sensors is immaterial. The difference shows when you do serious photography.

Frankie M Lagniton's picture

The lens factor has, in a way and without meaning to, solved the chromatic aberration and unintended soft focus issues on the frame corners. Having a narrower field of view is a matter of mental state. I can get used to it or adjust or get a 16mm, for example, for a 24mm FOV in a digital camera. To new photographers who have not invested in lenses yet, the lens factors should not matter. the focal lengths that we have been used to can guide us if we want to buy additional lenses.

Peter Bradin's picture

There are benefits to both, depending on how or what you shoot. Sports photos benefit from the APS size by the "cropping" factor, whereas landscape photos benefit from the full effect of wide angle lenses with a full-frame sensor. It depends on your priorities.

J.  Little's picture

A full frame sensor would be nice but my Canon 20D takes exceptional pictures if I do my part. I also shoot wildlife and the multiplication factor actually works in my favor at times. There are pros and cons depending on the specific situation so it is a toss up as far as I am concerned.

Rik Kelly's picture

I think the full frame sensor brings the same benfits as does having a larger negative. If it stayed 8mp at the larger size the point would be moot, but they filled the chip up tp 13mp which increases data and, effectively, the detail.

Al Eynon's picture

Really needed for wide angle, without bizzare glass. Also, the larger sensor should offer greater image quality. Keep it simple and less costly.

James Inagaki's picture

APS-size DSLR's have their place. But, for better imaging quality, you cannot beat full frame sensors.

Silverfox's picture

If I'm to spend the amount now charged for digital SLR's, I want it to meter as my film SLR.

John Anfield's picture

Yes, with a costly, wide angle zoom e.g. Canon's 17-40mm L-lens in use much more often than a tele-zoom, I would like to enjoy a true 17mm view.

Julian Smart's picture

I feel it doesn't make a difference because the only factor most compensate for is true wide-angle performance. Buy a 14mm lense(hence 21mm) and you're still very much wide-angle.

Ed Aufdemkampe's picture

Never owned anything wider than a 28mm until I got my Canon D60. Bought a 16-35mm but then I used it on my film camera and got spoiled again. I will wait until the $3,300. price goes down though.

Richard La Fond's picture

Large sensors with uncrowded large pixels are the best combination for large quality prints.

Herbert Fabry's picture

I purchased a Canon 20D hopeing a full frame would be made. Sold the 20D, bought a 5D; Yahoo!

Brian Mulholland's picture

I'm not buying into digital photography till I can get the same field of view, at a not-too-different price, that I'd get with a 20mm or 24mm lens on my F1 (circa 1984).

Paul Miller's picture

Though I like the added resolution and clarity of a full frame sensor, sports photographers such as myself tend to like the 1.5/1.6 crop factor that allows their fast lenses to reach farther out without sacrificing the desired low aperture values.

Simon Dai's picture

Size does matter - 35mm full frame CCD/CMOS will never surpass medium format digital either. Nobody can beat simple physics - whether you "need" it or not is solely a different matter.