Crop or Crap? Zack Arias Tackles The Question Of Full Frame vs Crop Sensors
Zack Arias is one of the biggest names in photography education of recent years. He built his name on the idea that a photographer can use one light to create stunning images. Today, I am sharing a recent video Zack did tackling the age old (haha, not really) question of Full Frame Sensors vs APS-C Sensors.
“I have said, in the past, that you should move toward full frame sensors. I have always championed full frame sensors.” Zack states in the description of his video, “At the end of the day, full frame sensors beat APS sized and smaller sensors.”
But you see Zack has had a change of heart, in fact – I would say that Fuji stole his heart with this latest round of APS-C mirrorless cameras like the Fuji X-T1 and Fuji X-Pro1. The following video is Zach explaining why he thinks the differences between APS-C and Full Frame are negligible these days, and why you really should consider APS-C based cameras into your camera buying opinions…
The camera Zack talks about in the video, the Fuji X-T1, is a great mirrorless camera. It stands out, to me, as one of the best options available in the APS-C and mirrorless realms. I currently shoot with the EOS M as my primary camera (My 6D sat collecting dust, so I sold it), so I don’t really need to be sold on the quality of APS-C. Many of you however, would do well to watch this video.
No one is trying to say that Full Frame is not better than APS-C, but the gap is much, MUCH, smaller than many of you seem to think that it is. As far as image quality in normal conditions, the gap is almost nothing. In low light, Full Frame still has an edge, but as mentioned, it’s not THAT much. It is all about perspective, and while the “Full Frame Is Always Better” mantra was true in the past, it’s not really the case anymore.
[REWIND: SLR Lounge Reviews the Fuji X-E2]
So take a step back, and next time you are looking to buy a new camera, at least take a look at the latest round of crop sensor bodies. Chances are, they will perform much better than you expect, and they may even steal your heart, as the Fuji’s did with Zack…
What are your thoughts on this video from Zach Arias? Do you still believe Full Frame is superior is every respect, or has your mind opened up to the possibility of APS-C being a quality option? Leave a comment below!