Should serious photographers forget APS-C cameras?
APS-C as a cheaper start ... but, step up and away, completely
This subject occasionally comes up and I am curious about how the membership feels about abandoning APS-C as a "serious contender" when you move up through the earlier models of the SONY line.
Other manufacturers are still making a run with APS-C (witness the new Pentax K-7)
Remember, the α700 was the pre-cursor and developmental body to the α900. Now, that we apparently have a second and affordable Full Frame body (α850) in the line-up, does that ring in the end of the high-end APS-C camera?
Personally, I have always felt the Full Frame should be the final result of all this development ... eliminating the the APS-C class as the "working camera" and restoring the balance for further lens builds and development to a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.
Anyone care to weigh in? :)
Faster Full Frame? It gives me the shakes ...
You can get the same apparent "reach" out of the cropped α900/α850 shot, at nearly the same resolution, so that argument tends to lose a little steam.
Obviously, SONY is not upping the fps, this go around. That may come in the form of the α900 replacement (α950?).
Can you imagine a 10 fps SONY Full Frame? Screamin'! To hell with stabilization, eh? :eek: