As an enthusiast photographer, I am currently working with a Canon 80D with the following lenses:
- Canon EF-S 15-85 mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Canon EF 70-300 mm f4-5.6L IS USM
Only a small fraction of pictures are taken with other lenses.
I am thinking about switching to the new mirrorless Canon RF lineup, preferably the Canon R6. Of course, I am well aware of the consequences. In that case, I should at least replace the lower end lens with an appropriate EF or RF one – probably the RF 24-70 f2.8 or 24-120 f4.
Today, I evaluated all my photos (by EXIF data) to find out about my past shots. It turns out that around 25 % of my images were taken at the focal length of 300mm, a lot of them when travelling or observing animals (mostly in zoos). Indeed, I appreciate the quality of the EF lens and the large focal length.
Will I be disappointed after a switch to a full frame camera, because I will not get the same frame at 300mm? Or will the image quality that much better so I will not worry about the loss of the pixels?
Assuming the crop-factor of 1.6 at Canon and the 20 MP Canon R6, I would need to crop an image down to 12.5 MP in order to get the same image area as with the 24 MP Canon 80D.
I know I could solve this problem by buying an additional lens with higher focal length or by buying the R5 which has more pixels.
I am also aware that this is not a classical Q&A question, but I would love to hear some input from other photographers about this dilemma.