Ok, nothing new here and nothing I'm sure you all don't already know, but I thought I'd see what the cheapest way to go full frame would be. Specifically, full frame with a 50mm prime or something close. I picked that configuration, because I have learned that the PL25 is by far my favorite lens on my G5 and would like to have the FF equivalent. And while I am not poor, I am limited in my budget for camera gear because photography is not my only hobby and I have other obligations. So, I started looking at prices to see how much I'd have to set aside for such a purchase. I used the current prices from B&H for my comparison. Perhaps I could do better buying used gear and I'll probably look at that next, but I thought I'd start with new equipment and I am comfortable doing business with B&H. However, you may be able to find the same gear a bit cheaper. If any of you know of a reputable place to buy something I've listed here substantially cheaper, please share that with me. Anyway, I started with point and shoot cameras. The only game in town are the Sony RX1 and RX1R, both which go for $2798. They have 35mm lenses, which is not my first choice, but I understand they are fantastic cameras. Next, I looked into mirrorless, which means Sony as well. Currently, their least expensive mirrorless camera is the a7, which goes for $1498. The FE 55 1.8 goes for $998, so we are at $2496 for the pair. Finally, we come to DSLRs, where there are many more choices. Currently, the cheapest full frame body is the Nikon D610, because it is $400 off. So the current price is $1597. Now for the lenses. This is where things get more complicated for me. I started this wanting to find the cheapest way to get a full frame kit, but I'm not sure I want the cheapest 50mm lens available. For the Nikon, the cheapest lens is the 50mm f1.8D, which goes for $115 for the US version. I would rather have the 1.8G version which sells for $217. If I wanted to step up to the 1.4 category, there is the Sigma and Nikon, both of which cost $400. So, for the Nikon, I am looking at either $1712, $1814, or $1997, depending on the lens. The Canon 6D has a $300 rebate, which brings its price down to $1599. For the lenses, the 50 1.8 currently has a $20 rebate, bringing the price down to $105. The Canon and Sigma 1.4 are both $399. So, for the Canon I am looking at either $1704 or $1998. Certainly the Canon and Nikon are close enough in price that even the cost conscious shopper could choose based on preference of camera and not on price. Having owned the Canon 50 1.8, I know that while it is an ok lens, I would definitely prefer either the 1.4 Canon or Sigma. So, if I went Canon I would be basically looking at $2000. I might be ok with the 1,8G on the Nikon, I'm not sure. If I was, I'd be saving almost $200 with the current rebate. Now, here's the deal. While I know my G5 isn't the current state of the art m43 camera, I only paid $240 new for it when they went on big clearance sales when the G6 came out. I paid full price for the PL25 and spent about $600 on it. So, my kit cost $840. Or less than half the cheapest FF kit I can put together. And even if I bought a FF kit, I'd keep the G5 and PL25 because it will be so much smaller and lighter to carry around. So, will I buy a FF kit? Maybe one day, but probably not today. I do want one though.