Crop Sensors vs Full Frame :: Crop Or Crap? A very funny Zach Arias video

by planetMitch1 Comment

I admit I'm a full frame snob… but this video from Zach Arias is hilarious.

And I totally understand his point – and I keep saying it over and over, it isn't about the gear, it is about the skills you have as a photographer or filmmaker!

That being said, I love my full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and I had a lot more success with my images after I switched from a crop sensor to a full frame…

But buy the best camera you can afford and spend more money on lenses than bodies.

And shoot as much as you can and learn as much as you can along the way! (Speaking of which… I'm working on the TRAINING page and throwing out a lot of old stuff and adding new… any favorite training sites?)

Side note… computational imaging cameras like the Light L16 are going to make this point moot in the future anyway <grin>

Crop Sensors vs Full Frame

Published on Jul 28, 2014

Let's get a few things out of the way ::

I have said, in the past, that you should move toward full frame sensors. I have always championed full frame sensors. At the end of the day, full frame sensors beat APS sized and smaller sensors.

The whole reason I bought an original x100 was because it had the largest sensor I could find in a small camera. It had been a number of years since I had shot an APS crop frame sensor. The last APS camera I shot professionally was the Nikon D200. I replaced that with a Nikon D3 (full frame) and then moved on to the Canon 5d2, (also full frame.) From the time I retired my D200 to using the x100 on jobs was about four years. When I bought that little x100 I had ZERO desire to change to a new camera system. I sure as hell was NOT going to switch from a full frame camera to an APS camera. Full frame cameras are better. Right?

If I have ruffled your feathers, as these topics usually tend to do, please read my entire blog post about this topic before you fire something off at me. I go more in depth there.…


[source: Zach Arias]

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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