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Which is Better – Crop Camera Or Full Frame Camera With A 1.4 Teleconverter?


On this  extensive video wildlife and nature photographer Steve Perry (from backcountrygallery) takes a look at a very interesting question that many wildlife and nature photographers ask themselves – should I use a full frame with a teleconverter or a crop camera without one.

This isn’t the first time that Perry looks at using full frame and crop cameras (with and without a teleconverter) but on this video he is taking a much deeper dive into the difference that the teleconverter does and whether or not it is worth it.

After everything that we have seen from his video (and we are definitely going to try and corroborate this one ourselves in a future video if we can) it is clear that – 1. higher megapixel is better, longer focal range is better than shorter one with a crop (usually with a teleconverter) and so using crop camera (especially an advanced one) like the D500 with a good lens could be better than a D5 with the same lens and a teleconverter. On the other hand using a D810 with its higher res complicates things a bit.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. We have a special page dedicated to all of Perry ‘s videos which you can find here.
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