Five Reasons To Prefer Full Frame Over APS-C and Micro 4/3

Micro 4/3

A video about the never ending dispute on what’s better among sensor size and format. Do you prefer full frame over APS-C and Micro 4/3?

In the video below Manny Ortiz lists five reasons that make him prefer full frame cameras over APS-C and Micro 4/3. Personally I’m a big fan of APS-C sensors and don’t see any full frame advantage for at least 90% of the pictures I take. I take pics mainly on travel and abroad and highly value every bit of weight I can avoid. For me APS-C, especially with Canon’s recent sensors, is the way to go. The needs of other photographers might be different, and if you shoot a lot in low light or at night then a full frame sensor is likely the better way to go.

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Does Sensor Size Matter And Can You Tell The Difference? (sensor size comparison)

Sensor Size

Does sensor size matter that much and can you even tell the difference?. A sensor size comparison from medium format to Micro 4/3 Sensors.

The people at The Slanted Lens wants to know and compares four sensor sizes:

We compare 4 sensor sizes to see how they compare in print image quality: Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Sony a7R IV, Sony a6600 and Panasonic GH5. See how much difference there is in the Medium, Full-frame, APS-C and Micro 4/3 Sensors.

More posts talking sensor size and formats are listed here.

The Best Budget Lenses For Canon APS-C DSLRs (according to DPReview)

Canon Eos 90d Canon Aps-c Firmware Dynamic Range

Budget lenses don’t have to be cheap when it comes to performance.

DPReview TV’s Chris and Jordan share their thoughts about what they think are the best budget lenses for Canon DSLRs with a crop sensor (APS-C). For some of the discussed lenses there are sample galleries.

Lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon Patent: 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 Lens For APS-C Camera

Canon Patent

Here is an inetersting Canon patent for a 100-40mm lens.

Canon Patent Application 2020-027156 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for a 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 lens. The interesting fact is that this 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 is for APS-C cameras. For the EOS-M system? We think rather not but it is possible. For sure it seems to be consumer lens.

  • Focal length:        119.97 218.00 360.96  
  • F-Number:             5.50   6.50   7.10  
  • Half angle of view:  6.50   3.59   2.17  
  • Image height:         13.66  13.66  13.66  
  • Total lens length:   179.62 192.93 233.56  
  • BF:                   15.03  15.03  15.04

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: Canon News

Canon EOS M Rumor: Specifications For Two Upcoming Mirrorless Cameras Surface

Canon Eos M Rumor

A Canon EOS M rumor about upcoming mirrorless cameras surfaced over the web.

Two possible Canon EOS M cameras are rumored for the time being:

Canon EOS M50 Mark II / EOS M60

  • 32.5mp APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 8
  • UHD 4K 30p / 24p
  • Full HD 120p
  • Rear monitor 3 inches 1.04 million dots Vari-angle touch panel
  • Announcement date September 2020

Another Canon EOS M camera

  • 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3rd generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology / Eye AF compatible
  • Rear monitor 3-inch vari-angle touch panel
  • Announcement date Before July 2020
  • Price $849 with kit lens

We recommend you take this Canon EOS M rumor with a huge grain of salt. There is more to come, stay tuned.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

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Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens Announced, Preorder at $449

Tokina Atx-i 11-16mm

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 17.6-25.6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Two SD Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Coated Elements
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Internal Focusing Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm

Tokina announced the Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF lens for APS-C cameras. You can already preorder the Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF for $449 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Press release:

Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF. The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is the first renewed long seller AT-X 116 PRO DX II model to fit contemporary DSLR cameras in newly launched atx-i series.

Sales will commence on November 8, 2019.

Based on widely popular AT-X 116 PRO DX II model atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is designed and optimized for contemporary APS-C sensor DSLR cameras in terms of improved specifications and renovated design with still photographers and video content creators’ demands in mind.

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF features two models to fit Nikon F and Canon EF mounts.

Highlighted Features

  • Ultra-wide 11-16mm focal length
  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Excellent optical performance
  • Internal Focus
  • Water-repellent coating
  • One-touch Focus Clutch mechanism