Full Frame Image Thread

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Here's a thread to post FF images. Having picked up (again) a 5D, I have to admit that I am addicted to FF, but I am also addicted to small, light cameras, and currently it's impossible to have both (and no, APS-C cameras don't get you there, IMO).

So, here's a thread for posting from FF cameras. Canon 5D series, the certain 1Ds that qualify, Nikon D600, 700, 800, even Leica, if you must ;)

I'm a boring home and hearth shooter, so here's my first post. It's lovely to me, though perhaps boring to others, lol. It's my collie outside for the first snow of the season. 5Dc + 85/1.8 shot at f/2.5 (that would be 42.5mm at f/1.25 in m43 terms).

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I'm also trying to teach myself proper on-camera flash. This one is again with the 85 but at 3.5 shot in camera M mode but using TTL, with a flash bounced I think it was 45 degrees to the left. Not a fantastic picture in terms of composition, but I'm very pleased with the technical qualities of the exposure.

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Well I guess you are going to have to plump for the Sony RX1 that will finally offer a full frame compact camera (albeit with a superb Zeis lens).
I still use my full frame (Nikon D700) for my fast / low light work as it is a superb performer.
I suspect the RX1 once it has bedded in and prices fall with start to sell to a wider audience and prove itself to be a very attractive "street" camera due to Zeiss quality, fast aperture and full frame sensor in a body not much larger than the Pany GX1.
I for one am interested but not until prices fall a lot!
 

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Hi Ian,

The RX1 is not for me. I just don't get along with that FOV, and the price is too high. My 5D cost me $500 ($300 for the 85mm and $150 for the 70-210USM). I was sure we would have heard more about a FF mirrorless this year, but I guess I was wrong, though the RX1 is a nice indicator that it's possible. But a FF mirrorless will still be large -- maybe there will always be a large-body FF and compact m43 cameras. It's a nice one-two combination.
 

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Great idea... I've been reserving my FF photos for a threads at the sister site seriouscompacts.com.

This month has been a storm full of changes in my life and my mind is pre-occupied with the two precious new additions to our family. Twin boys.


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Happy Grandparents....
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As for thoughts about the RX1...

Let's not forget that there were many compact, "full-frame", film cameras back in the day with fast high quality optics. Its a matter of design. Remove complexity and you open up opportunities for smaller packaging. One way to remove complexity is to integrate a fixed lens to remove the complexity of an interchangeable mount (as with the RX1). They can possibly remove the shutter too and subtract its electronic/mechanicals. You can also remove the complexity by removing autofocus (a la leica) but I don't think there is much market for that kind of camera.

I could see myself shooting with a fixed lens camera(s) such as the RX1. Heck, I hope they release a versions with different focal lengths (as with the past). I'd be happy with the RX1... but its a bit too much for me right now... got diapers and formula to buy.
 

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If there was an RX2 (or RX1a) with a 50mm lens at 1.4 let's say (or even 1.8 or 2.0) that had a leaf silent shutter, and especially if it had a flip screen? I am afraid that I would be thousands poorer almost instantly.
 

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Interesting concept, a Full Frame picture thread on a :43: forum. I wonder if they have :43: threads on Nikon and Canon forums? :rolleyes:

Just teasing! :biggrin: Great idea and I look forward to many more cracking pictures! :smile:
 

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here are a few of my adventures with a 5d Mk2 - showing things that so far have eluded me with 4/3

85/1.8

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Watching by kevinparis, on Flickr

85/2
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wartime romance by kevinparis, on Flickr

85/1.8

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Marathon Man by kevinparis, on Flickr

50/1.4

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Flying Cigarette by kevinparis, on Flickr

85/1.8

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Happy New Year from Paris by kevinparis, on Flickr

35/2

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head against a wall by kevinparis, on Flickr.

OM Zuiko 24/2

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Bak's...Je t'aime by kevinparis, on Flickr

further shots here

canon 5d - a set on Flickr


have hardly shot the Canon for a year... in two minds whether to sell up....it is very good.... but boy is it heavy after using a OMD
 

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Good stuff, all! When I was shooting 35mm format, I mostly used 50mm lenses and usually had them stopped down to f/2.8 and beyond, so although I occasionally think about getting one again (my dad offers me his 5D II now and again), I'm not sure it would be any different than the PL25 and OMD now.

Here's one of the rare times that I used the 50/1.4 wide open on a 5D and felt like the shallow DOF worked to make the image better by putting the net a bit out of focus:

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IMG_0316.jpg by Amin Sabet, on Flickr


That was my neighbor's daughter many years ago. She looks crazy in that picture but as I recall was a very nice kid :smile:.
 

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Nice thread, looking forward to seeing more images.
Of course in the strict sense of the word m4/3rds and 4/3rds are full frame systems :wink::smile:
 

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Nice shot Amin...I'm sure she has grown to be a lovely girl despite the photographic evidence suggesting otherwise :)

Some of the images in this thread really do highlight just how nice a really shallow DOF can be when applied well. Certainly wouldn't shoot everything super shallow but it sure is nice to have that option....some our native m43 lenses do well in this regard I think...the PL25, O45 and even more so the O75 being the most noteworthy. Can't wait to see how the P42.5/f1.2 goes (due next ?).

Shallow DOF isn't the only reason to consider/be interested in a FF camera of course...been checkin out some of the dynamic range DxO numbers of the D600, first time I've ever bothered to look at such lab numbers, and man....that thing would be a landscape monster.
 

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Shot with a cheap 50/1.8 (at 2.0).

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