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  1. #1
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    Comparison output from a cropped sensor camera and full frame

    Jeff ( or anyone else ) if you get the time and opertuninty I would be interested in seeing a photo taken with a cropped sensor camera and a full frame camera ( same or close amount of pixels and same lens ) of the same subject at the same time.

    I read that the full frame camera should show more detail but for the averidge hobby user is it worth going full frame and this would be helpful.

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    My two cents worth, most people usually look to full-frame for better pictures (less noise, better dynamic range) at higher ISOs. At base ISOs, full-frame sensors may be doing better than cropped sensors but I'd say this is more due to better technology put into full-frame sensors rather than this being a result of the advantage of having full-frame.

    If I were to move to the 'hobbyist' stage from the casual stage that I am in, I would be thinking about tripods, software and a wide angle lens, but would stick with my D5100.
    Nikon D40|Nikon D5100|AF-S 50mm f/1.4|AF-S 18-105mm DX|SB 900|SB 400|AF-S 35mm f/1.8 DX|AF-S 10-24mm DX

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  3. #3
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    Thanks for the input Screeclutter

    I do not particularly want to move up to full frame; I just feel that I am missing out on a bit of qulity!

    Looking at some of my latest photos I had difficulty getting some good photos in a Liverpool cathedral on holiday. When looking at the cathedral website last night they have some great photos; perhaps I should concentrate on getting better photos than worring about qulity.

    Although I would still be interested on seeing the differance between the two types of camera.

    If I were to move to the 'hobbyist' stage from the casual stage that I am in, I would be thinking about tripods, software and a wide angle lens, but would stick with my D5100.
    I did invest in a new tripod last year as well as a copy of lightroom. I have a wide angle lens which I have probably only used for 10 photos this year and was considering a 70-300 zoom which may be of more use; but them again it may get used about the same amount as the wide angle!

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    The benefit of higher level cameras is that they produce quality in a wider range of non-ideal situations as opposed to producing better images in ideal lighting conditions. Being in the right place at the right time is also very important.

    Take a look at some the pictures in this D80 Flickr group, and I understand that the D80 had some metering issues compared to its successor, the D90
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/d80/pool/
    Nikon D40|Nikon D5100|AF-S 50mm f/1.4|AF-S 18-105mm DX|SB 900|SB 400|AF-S 35mm f/1.8 DX|AF-S 10-24mm DX

    Canon A610

    Flickr

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