Photography 101 – Full frame vs. Crop

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Lots of people out there seem to live and die by the conviction there’s nothing else but full frame. Personally I beg to differ on this one. Cause it all comes down to what you’re shooting. If your bread and butter is landscape, fashion or astro photography I would not think anything different than full frame really is the way to go.

But if you’re just like me are focusing on sports of the kind where you’re more than often find yourself quite a distance away from your object a fast moving crop camera could be more than genius. Cause with a crop camera you’ll get closer to the action using the same set of lenses as the one shooting with a full frame camera.

This is also one of the reasons I tend to use the Canon 7D II which has a 1.6 crop factor and shoots 10fps to almost anything equestrian sport. However, the exception to the rule is when I head indoors. For indoor photography the Canon 5D IV is my favourite weapon of choice. Mostly because I can use a high number of ISO and not worry about it.

To sum things up. In my book there’s no wrong or right on this one. In all the selection process of a camera house comes down to be true to yourself and what you’re actually planning to shoot. And last but not least your finances.

I shot this photo at the European Championships in eventing 2017. It’s made with a Canon 7D II and the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. A combination that really is my go to combination and works perfectly fine in my line of work,


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