In this thread, post good things about crop sensors!

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  1. robertwsimpson

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    so everyone is all gung ho about full frame sensors, but I think crop sensors are pretty great! list your favorite things about them here. I'll start.

    less vignetting!
     
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    Cost, weight... cost... :)

    I've never used a full frame so I can't say anything bad about them, I have enjoyed all my crop sensor camera bodies however.
     
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    Great for wildlife photography.
     
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    yes because your zoom lenses zoom farther!
     
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    no! saying bad things is not allowed in this thread! only good things!
     
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    Great reach... 100mm = 160mm on a Canon crop
    Less weight
    Less costly
    More availability on the used market
     
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    :clap:
     
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    Those 'were' good things... they cost and weigh less. :lol:
     
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    why do they weigh less? I keep reading that... is it because of the construction being cheaper? I don't believe that the sensor weighs noticeably less than a full frame. someone explain!!!
     
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    Look at the specs (Nikon example):

    FX
    D3 43.7 oz
    D3x 43.0 oz
    D700 35 oz

    DX
    D300s 30 oz.
    D90 22 oz
    D60 16.1 oz
     
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    yeah, but why? are the full frames made from cast iron?
     
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    ^ That's a good point. Do a larger sensor and mirror box add that much extra weight?
     

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