So you think you need to move up to a full-frame sensor camera?
May I ask why?
Is there something your current APS-C, or “Crop” sensor camera doesn’t do that a camera with a full-frame sensor will?
Is it because all of the “experts” on the interwebs say that you should? (Yes there are good reasons to upgrade, but do they apply to you?)
Is it because they say only a full frame camera has the high ISO performance you need? (To that I say, stay tuned…)
I’ll admit, I graduated from using crop sensor cameras, (Canon 40D, 7D, 7D MkII), to the full-frame Canon 5D MkIII, and at the time I was extremely happy with my choice.
That was until a little over two years ago when I discovered, and fell in love with, Fujifilm X-Series cameras. I discovered them by accident while searching for something smaller and lighter to take on a trip to Disney. I ended up purchasing a used Fuji X-Pro1 along with their amazing 18-55 lens, and the rest as they say was history.
Long story short, by the end of that 10 day trip to the Magic Kingdom I knew my days lugging around a big heavy full-frame, full-size DSLR were over.
The “Downgrade” that changed my life.
I say “downgrade” because that’s what some might consider moving from a full-frame DSLR back to a camera with an APS-C, or crop sensor. But you know what? It’s been just over two years since the big camera bag shake-up and so far there hasn’t been a single instance where I thought,
“Geez, if only I had a full-frame camera.”
For these past two-plus years 99+% of the images I’ve posted here and on my fan page have been captured using a lowly crop sensor camera, often with the ISO cranked right up to whatever I needed it to be to get the shot.
Could any of you tell? Without looking at any of the file information was there something about these images that made them “less than” because they weren’t captured on a full-frame sensor?
I came to realize one thing during my time with the Fujifilm X-Series, I never needed a full frame camera.
You probably don’t either.