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How to make sure to only get full frame lenses for the Canon EF (non-mirrorless) mount?

As an amateur, I am looking for used lenses for my Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I know that it's so called full frame, like the old 35mm film cameras. I am confused with all the abbreviations and ...
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Old digital backs on medium-format film cameras

What are the benefits of using old digital back (by old I mean devices that has 6x4.5 sensor size and 20-50 mpix resolution) on a medium format camera like Mamiya RZ67, instead of using modern full-...
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How can I use a Nikkor mikro on a full frame DSLR to photograph 35 mm film and slides?

I have a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor mikro 105 mm (old version, no VR) and I would like to scan 35 mm film and slides. I see that film adaptors meant for macro lenses usually require 55-60 mm lenses, for ...
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Do Full Frame cameras have significant advantage over APS-C ones in macro photography?

In this video on 35:52 the author compares two photos made with an APS-C and a Full Frame cameras: https://youtu.be/LMKmCZ6Gktk?t=2152 The difference is overwhelming. I'm evaluating switching to Full ...
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Why is my crop lens producing a circular image on my full-frame camera?

I have a Nikon D750 that is now giving a circular image when using my Nikon 18-300 DX VR lens. It was fine before. Why has this occurred and what do I need to do to fix it?
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Why smaller AoV APS-C has same aperture as larger AoV FF lens?

I am quite confused, FF focal length 50mm f/2.0 has aperture diameter 25mm APS-C lens 50mm f/2.0 has aperture diameter 25mm Then both lenses have same size front glass. However Angle of View for lens ...
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Why using 50mm lens on FF gives more DOF than using 50mm lens on APS-C?

Provided both lenses are 50mm focal length never change why using 50mm lens on FF gives more DOF than when using same lens on APS-C. 50mm lens on FF f/2.0 focus distance 2m gives DOF = 18cm 50mm lens ...
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Can I use a 127.5mm focal length on a crop camera to see what the view would be like using an 85mm full frame lens?

I have a Nikon D7500 which is a DX format camera. I am thinking of getting a Nikon 85mm lens but I only see one that is in FX format. I have a 70-300 lens in DX format and was wondering if I set the ...
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APS-C + speedbooster vs full frame

I own a Nikon in DX-format (Nikon name for APS-C sensor, crop factor ~1.5) and I'm considering buying a 50mm prime lens soon for it. (To be complete, my camera is a D5200, although I don't think the ...
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Is there an EF version of the Canon EF-S 60mm macro?

I take a lot of photos of faces. For the last 12 years or so, I've been using a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens on an EOS 7D. I just upgraded to a Canon RP full-frame. With an adapter, I can mount the EF-S ...
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matching field of view between apsc and full frame

I'm sure this is a dumb question. I'm upgrading from a sony a6 aps-c to a sony a7Rii full frame and trying to determine which focal length of FE primes I want. I'm using my aps-c a6 as a reference to ...
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Sensor size and pixels amount impact on image quality

Digital cameras have two characteristics: sensor size and pixels amount (in MP). I know the bigger sensor is and the more pixels amount is the better for the final image quality. But what ...
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Comparing images of full frame against APS-C at same (large) focal length

About me 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 ...
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APS-C lenses on full frame Mirrorless bodies

I was wondering about the use of lenses designed for smaller sensors on full frame bodies. This originally comes up regarding a discussion of Canon EF-S lenses with adapters on full frame Mirrorless ...
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What image will I get if I attached a DSLR lens to an iPhone sensor?

As we all know, we will get a cropped image when we use the same lens on FF and APS-C. The image is kind of zoomed-in. THe image quality of the two images would depends on the sensor quality. If I ...
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Black corner on pictures

I noticed that all the pictures I have taken the other day have the top right corner that is black (see example below). There is various pictures with different aperture and exposure, all with the ...
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What options do I have for very compact or pancake lenses for full frame Sony E cameras?

I love tiny lenses, but I haven't found anything that is smaller than the Samyang 35mm 2.8 that also covers full frame for Sony's E-Mount. Is there any option I have that could make an a7r2 jacket ...
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Why did they ever make smaller than full-frame sensors?

You will occasionally encounter articles about how awesome full-frame cameras are. Lot of that is probably over-enthusiasm over a new piece of equipment or simple marketing, but it seems to me that at ...
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Is it beneficial to use a crop sensor camera with a full frame telezoom?

I have a Canon 100-400L telezoom lens. It gives up to 400mm of focal length, but when used on a crop sensor camera, the equivalent focal length would be 640mm. Because the equivalent focal length ...
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Does sensor size affect performance of image stabilization?

Many lenses today have image stabilization (IS) in the lens. At least Canon and Nikon do this. The Canon and Nikon systems allow one to use lenses intended for full frame cameras in their crop sensor ...
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Is it beneficial to use full frame for blurred background?

I have often heard it said that to have a blurred background, it is beneficial to shoot full frame. However, is this really true? The useful largest aperture is anyway limited by the amount of depth ...
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What options are there for travel walkabout lenses for Canon 5D Mark III?

I recently upgraded my camera to a Canon 5D Mark III, and now my kit 18-55mm lens no longer fits. I’m looking for a general, travel, walk about, portrait and landscape lens. I was thinking about 24-...
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What to look for in a fisheye that is to be useful at multiple sensor formats?

I am aware there are multiple projection types, and a complicated relationship between imaging circle, focal length and how a crop will look like. How to choose a fisheye that is useful on a full ...
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Will a full frame camera reduce noise vs. my Canon T7i for high school wrestling and football?

I’m looking to get my first Canon full frame. I mostly take photos of high school wrestling and night football. I would like to stay around $1000. Currently I have a T7i. Is there any advice as to ...
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Why doesn't full frame have faster shutter speed than crop (all other things equal)?

I enjoy amateur wildlife photography, and have always used crop camera bodies + long lenses, and usually shoot handheld. Obviously the main difficulty is that I need very fast shutter speeds to get ...
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Full-Sensor Nikon D750 With 4K Video [closed]

I am currently on the market for my first DSLR camera. The options I am considering are D5500 family and D750 family. The former has a cropped sensor, whereas the latter has a full sensor. I do like ...
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real-estate photography -- upgrade from Canon 50D to 5D Mark IV

I do real-estate photography. My lens is a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM ultra wide angle zoom lens. If I upgrade the camera body from one with a small-sensor (Canon 50D) to one with a full-frame (Canon ...
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What is the difference between these Canon full frame cameras? [closed]

I am about to buy a Canon full frame camera. I wonder which one to buy. Is there any visible different between the photos from these cameras: Canon 6D Mark II Canon 5D Mark III Canon 5D Mark IV I ...
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How is focal length facial distortion different on an APS-C sensor compared to a full frame? [duplicate]

From my understanding (and research) focal length affects how a face will end up looking on a photograph. Here's an example of focal length distortion on a full-frame sensor: My question is: will a ...
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APS-C crop factor 1.5x or 1.53x

I'm having issues wrapping my head around how to get crop factor based on 35mm. I understand what crop factor is but my math is confusing me. For example, everyone knows that aps-c is a 1.5x crop ...
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Are there cons of buying medium-format lens for 35mm film SLR?

Right now I have Pentax ME Super SLR camera and I want to buy some telephoto lens. Additionally, I plan to buy medium-format camera in some (near) future. In consequence I wonder: Is it reasonable to ...
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How does crop factor affect perspective?

I have a question about crop factor and how it affects the perspective. Suppose you have one Super 35 camera and one APS-C camera. As far as I understand, to photograph the same image on the APS-C ...
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How to calculate which system will work better for me?

For all intents and purposes assume I am using the same 400mm lens, which would give a me better resolution of the subject (bird)? A 50% crop of 42 megapixel Sony a7riii Fullframe A full crop of 20.3 ...
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Upgrading to a Full Frame Camera, is the Canon 5D Mark III still a viable choice? [closed]

I want to upgrade from my rebel T6I crop to a full frame DSLR. I've been eyeing the Canon Mark 5D MK III for awhile now. Would it be a particularly smart choice to upgrade from a newer crop camera to ...
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Can I emulate a fullframe sensor with angular lens? [duplicate]

If I'd use a 30mm lens on a crop sensor, would it be like a fullframesensor with a 50mm on it? 30*1.6=48~50
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Will a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC lens interfere with the mirror in a Nikon F70?

Will the lens be in the way of the mirror at any focal length when taking a picture?
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Would extra mega pixels be worth to upgrade from a 24 MP full frame?

I have heard that extreme high resolution is not always a good thing specially when it comes to low-light performance. On the other hand, since the size of the image gets larger, it may need higher ...
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use a full-size sensor camera to get an image with the features of a crop-size one

I've always used cropped-sensor cameras, now I'm in the process of deciding for a full-frame camera. While I've read about the differences between them, I'm still getting my mind around this, and it ...
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Can I use my full frame digital camera to set up the exposure for my medium format film camera?

I have a full frame A7R2 digital camera. Can I use it's integrated metering to find the correct settings to use on my medium format film camera? Do I have to convert anything, because of the different ...
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Is there really a difference between crop and FF sensors anymore in regards to pic quality? [duplicate]

It seem to me that everything is a numbers game. Better lens better ISO technologies better more modern camera etc etc. These days a canon 80D ...Is it really that much different picture quality then ...
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Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 1200D on 50mm Prime Lens [duplicate]

I have a Canon 1200D and 50mm f1.8 Prime Lens, I have shot some pretty awesome pictures with this combo. Now that I am planning for a High End DSLR, I just want to know what will be the exact ...
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Do I need shallow DoF and a large sensor for travel photography? [closed]

I am really conflicted in my camera needs. Currently I am sporting a tiny RX100 and even that is rarely used as smartphones have become our main cameras. We're going travelling for 3 months, the ...
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How do I tell whether a Nikon DSLR or lens is full or cropped frame?

How do I tell whether a Nikon DSLR or lens is full or cropped frame?
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How do Nikon full-frame handle ISO noise, especially at ISOs other than full-stop increments?

After reading this question and its answers, I came to wonder if Nikon full-frames handle ISO more or less in the same way as Canon does. Quoting an answer of this question: The native ISO for ...
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Why use larger format cameras for studio photography?

Recently, I did a lot of studio photography (read: improvised hobbyist studio) using an APS-C camera (Pentax K-30). I don't see any major limitations due to the body. However, larger formats like ...
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Focal length on Full frames and cropped sensors

Yes, this subject again. But I have a slightly different question and I was unable to find an answer here or anywhere else. I understand a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens ALWAYS. I understand that "...
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With a Full-Frame Camera, will a Full-Frame Fisheye Lens produce a Circular Image?

I am looking to buy my first full-frame camera, but I want some clarity on this one point. I have the Canon 8-15 mm full-frame fisheye lens, it works great on my non-full-frame Canon DSLR. In the ...
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Is there any mirroless full frame alternatives to Sony?

I am looking for a mirrorless camera, i would prefer it to be full frame and not made by Sony. Every time i try to search for one, i am drawned by the counteless pages generated by Sony agressive ...
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Macro with crop body

Let suppose I have full-frame body and macro lens with magnification 1:1. And I switch to crop body with the same lens. My understanding is because the projection of the lens will be the same, but ...
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Grain and noise: will full frame solve this?

I have a Canon 600D with a Canon 70-200 f/4L (non IS). Now, when it's sunny and bright the images are splendid, but as soon as it becomes a tad cloudy and gray, noise and grain starts to become ...
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