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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Will there ever be APS-H in a compact body? |
I wonder if there's any other photogs/videogs like me out there that enjoy using the 1D4 for photos/video but would love to see the 7D2/etc. have an APS-H sensor. Because:
- APS-H is, IMHO, the perfect balance between full-frame and APS-C for natural DOF in relation to light needed and aperture size.
- APS-H is also the perfect balance between having a little more reach yet very good high-ISO noise capabilities, blowing away the APS-C.
- Shooting with 5Ds is always great, but the amount of light needed to stop down for larger DOF can be annoying. I've got to essentially have a full-time focus puller to get anything in focus for a shot. Also, there's a 'look' to full-frame that gets old quickly, and isn't quite right for every shoot/client
- The 1D4 is sometimes too big/heavy for certain scenarios, and also for the $$$ it is worth, I hate to pull that out and take it all the time for video work (it's quite overkill and much more of a liability out in the field. If a 7D falls in the water, I can replace it for around $900).
- The APS-C sensor though, unless in a very well lit and controlled studio environment, means extra hours in post pulling noise out and overlaying grain/effects to hide the very prevalent banding. After shooting quite a bit with 7Ds and T3is, etc. I made the decision to never use the sensor unless it was a very specific studio environment. I work in run-and-gun style production, meaning I can't afford to create extra work for myself in NeatVideo and Magic Bullet getting the 7D footage up to par. No matter how much you love the sensor, it requires more time in post. Per project, that expands exponentially, costing me money and time.
I realize Canon won't do this with the next 7D because of the money invested in EF-S lenses, but do you think there will ever be a compact camera with this great sensor? I would pick up a 7D2 built as a baby 1D4 with APS-H in a heartbeat. Would be the perfect all-around photo/video machine, IMHO.