full frame vs. new lenses

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full frame vs. new lenses

I know we've had this discussion before, and usually people say lenses first, but I thought this article was really interesting: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/full-frame-advantage.htm

Basically as the images show, the full frame with crappy lenses yielded much sharper images than the best lenses on crop sensors.

Just food for thought- i've been debating this issue a lot lately and I thought maybe some of you might find this info as interesting as I did - I'm definitely considering going full frame sooner than later.

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I was deciding on that or new lenses. I went with new lenses because I feel that I haven't really mastered my camera. I think if you have out grown your camera, for sure I would lean towards getting a full frame.

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ok i have no idea what is meant by "full frame" ... I have a Canon 40D. What is that?

I think I'd consider upgrading my camera once I feel like I've learned all there is to it. For now though I am just fine on buying lenses. Smile

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"sweetalienchick" wrote:

ok i have no idea what is meant by "full frame" ... I have a Canon 40D. What is that?

Loida, I have a 40D also, which is not full frame.

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By far the biggest improvement in my photography came when I upgraded cameras. I say Body first....but it should be noted that the lenses will outlast the body, so there's that part of the debate.

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"AmberBella" wrote:

By far the biggest improvement in my photography came when I upgraded cameras. I say Body first....but it should be noted that the lenses will outlast the body, so there's that part of the debate.

Good point, I hadn't thought of that!

And I just want to say for the record that I don't think I've necessarily "outgrown" my camera (i still have much to learn) but the same could be said of getting a new lens as with a body, I.e. learn photography before you invest in new lenses..