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Questions tagged [full-frame]

Questions about photography using 35mm film or a digital sensor of equivalent size.

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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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How does a full-frame dslr affect a lens' focal length [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and a little confused about lens' focal lengths. I came across the following description about a lens that said, "the 17-40mm focal length is ultra wide on a full-frame DSLR." ...
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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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What practical advantages do expensive Nikon DSLRs give vs affordable ones?

Nikon has DSLR cameras such as D5, D3x, or D4s which are rather expensive, but they offer less resolution than D810 or D750 which are more affordable. I have been comparing these tree models with D810 ...
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Is the Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC Macro compatible with full-frame Nikon DSLRs? [duplicate]

Is the Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 DC Macro lens compatible with the full frame D610?
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Would it be possible to make a 36×36 mm “full frame” sensor?

since all lenses are round, full frame cameras' sensors can be 36 × 36 millimeters. Correct? Is it possible, and if so, why it has not been done yet? Would that qualify it as medium format?
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Difference between full frame and crop sensors, with regard to zooming [duplicate]

Given two sensors of different sizes, but with an equal number of pixels, and the situation below; are there any differences in the images captured in the bottom two drawings? Since both sensors have ...
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FX lenses on Nikon D500 or D7200 DX vs 1.4x or 1.7x Teleconverter on Nikon D750?

I have a Nikon D750 body, with the 70-200 2.8 and the 200-500 5.6 Nikon lenses. The two options I can think of are: (1) Buy a 1.4x or 1.7x teleconverter for my existing D750 (FX). (1.1) Approx. ...
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How to transition from crop-frame to full-frame

I'm transitioning from my Nikon D3200 to a D600. I have a DX 35mm 1.8, and a 50mm 1.8G. I'm aware that the D600 can be used in crop-mode so if I put the 35mm lense on it, I will feel a bit more ...
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How to get wide angle shots; upgrade to FF or get a wide lens?

I'm theoretically confused when it comes to the question; upgrade to FF, or get very wide lens? I have a 70D and mostly use the canon 24-105mm f/4 L lens. The issue I have with this lens is the crop ...
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What is the focal length of Nikon 1 lenses mounted on a full frame camera?

If I were to mount a Nikon 1 lens on a full frame camera what would the focal length be? I know that using a crop frame sensor means that the focal length is effectively increased. Are the Nikon 1 ...
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What would be a better lens, 40 or 50mm prime, for walk around? [closed]

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D body, an EF-S 18-55 wide angle lens, a 70-300mm telephoto lens, and the kit lens that came with the body. I am still building my lens collection and am looking for ...
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focal length 300mm on dx camera + 2X TC [duplicate]

I saw nikon Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G which works on both DX and FX sensor camera. I have Nikon D3300 which have DX sensor. As lens works on FX sensor if we use this lense on DX camera what would ...
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Does a 35mm DX lens, mounted on a crop body, have the same field of view as a 35mm FX lens mounted on a full frame camera? [duplicate]

I know that when you use lenses made for full frame cameras on a APS-C camera, you should calculate the crop factor. E.g., a 35mm lens designed for a full frame camera mounted on a APS-C body should ...
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Does a full frame with a teleconverter perform better than an APS-C without a teleconverter?

Context Putting a teleconverter on a full frame lens magnifies the center of the lens but gives more reach due to that with some drawbacks. I've rediscovered focal reducers that do the opposite, ...
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What's the widest wide-angle lens available to Canon Full Frame DSLRs?

Is there anything wider than the Sigma 12-24mm? Are there any attachments I can put on my camera to get an even wider focal length?
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Does a full frame lens require more light on a crop body?

When using a full frame lens on a crop body, does the lens require more light? If I use an f/2.8 full frame lens on a crop body, does it become an f/4.2 (*1.5)?
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Can I use Canon EF-S lens designed for crop sensor with a full-frame Sony E mount camera?

Considering an Canon EF/EF-S mount adapter for a Sony E mount camera. Will a full frame A series sony camera like the A7s II be able to use a EF-S lens? I am guessing that yes, because the sony ...
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Is there ever a right time to upgrade to full frame camera body?

Context I've been shooting with an a6000 (APS_C mirrorless) and I plan to move on up to full frame, preferably mirrorless as well. I'm debating on when to upgrade, and probably don't plan to buy ...
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Other than the vignetting, what am I missing by using my Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX on an FX camera?

I recently upgraded from Nikon D3200 (DX) to Nikon D750 (FX). I had the the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX lens - which now I have started using with the D750 I have read everywhere that the DX lenses use just ...
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Light Capture of Full-Frame Lens on Crop Body [duplicate]

Given two lenses: a full-frame lens and a crop lens, both at focal lengths necessary to capture the same frame on their respective systems and at the same f/stop. The physical size of the aperture ...
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Can a teleconverter make lenses designed for a “crop” sensor cover full frame?

I have a crop lens. Can I fill a full-frame sensor adding an appropriate tele converter (focal length extender? Specifically, I have a 1/2" C-mount lens and terrible vignetting on a full frame camera. ...
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Nikon lens upgrade question

I had a Nikon 7100 and a 70-300mm lens. Upgraded to a Nikon d750, and want to upgrade my lens to one that will allow me to take photos at comparable distances. (Going full frame decreases my effective ...
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Why would exposure settings be very different for the same scene between full-frame and APS-C (using a 10-stop ND filter)?

I own a Nikon D600 and my girlfriend owns a Nikon D7000. Recently we were out doing landscape in broad daylight with our big stoppers. We have the same 10 stop filter and we came across to something ...
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What will I lose by switching from FX to DX mode (with an FX lens)?

I have a full frame camera (Nikon D-810) and a tele lens (Nikon 70-200mm) and want to use it as my first experience in a fashion runway show. It is not like I want a full frame to capture a landscape ...
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What are the effects of using a crop lens with a full frame sensor?

If I attach a crop lens (e.g., a Sony 50mm 1.8 OSS for Sony E-mount) on a full frame sensor (e.g., on a Sony A7), are there changes to the focal length, aperture, and F number? And will we have a ...