The Reason For Full Frame

What's the difference between a cropped (APS-C or micro four thirds) DSLR sensor and a "full frame" 35mm sensor?

Every article I read online seems to miss the three most glaring points that differentiates the larger full frame sensor from their cropped counterparts.

Here are what I feel are the best arguments for a full frame sensor. It's not what you think. And it's unlikely what you have read on the internets.

Nikon System For Sale

After 18000 pictures, I've decided to move on. For sale are a few fast primes, a zoom, and two bodies. Below are the details, Kenrockwell review links for convenience, RRP, condition, and sale price. If purchased in a bundle, will thrown in a Lowepro bag and  Samsung point and shoot!

All primes have clicky aperture rings that are a joy to use (ie. not the G 'gelded' versions)

Pickup or COD preferred. Melbourne, Victoria region.

Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D FX
Review. Fast standard prime.
$350 AUD locally. ~$300 grey import new.
Offer $250 + bonus clear filter to protect the front element.

Nikon 50mm f/1.4 FX Manual Focus

Review. Fast standard prime. Mint optics and exterior. Always used with UV filter.
A solid metal lens. Produced 1981 - today! Still available NEW! It's very different from the modern autofocus plasticky lenses. This is cold metal, with butter smooth focusing and a solid clicky aperture ring.
Currently $469 at B&H new.
Offer $250. + bonus clear filter to protect the front element.

Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D FX
Review.Wideangle lens, or normal for APS-C (cropped, DX). Perfect for low light. A very practical lens for DSLR shooters on cropped DX bodies. This is my usual walkaround lens for street photography.
$420 new in Australia. Grey market ~$320
Offer $300

Nikon 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 AF-S DX
Review. Faster, more solid (well built), and better range than the small plasticky 18-55 kit lens. 62mm filter. A good all rounder DX lens.
$320 new, currently $100 used on eBay.
Offer $100 + bonus clear filter to protect the front element.

Nikon FM2n, 35mm Film SLR
Review. "The gold standard of light, manual focus bodies." - Thom Hogan.
Currently $150+ used at amazon.
Offer $150 in good working condition. Shutter is not sticky and light meter works.

Nikon D70s, 6mp APS-C DX Format
Review. With batt/charger/cap. Shutter count ~18000.
$900 new, ~$150 on eBay as of 6/2014
Offer $120 + bonus CF card, screen protector, and viewfinder magnifier.

*All prime lenses have mint optics and exteriors. They are only ever used with a UV filter to protect the front element. No mould or blemishes.

Pictures of all items after the jump.


So how many square ft is it?

Everyone seems to ask me this question after they learn about my house.

I dont know.

I still dont know, two months later after furnishing the place.

I blinked.