If you wanted to offset print at A3+ and want it to look fantastic you'd need at the very least 240dpi at final output size, ideally 300dpi or more for a 175 line screen. As a non-compressed TIF that'd be a 60mb+ file.
Typical graphic designer–client conversation on this topic...
Dumb client: "But the file is over 2 meg, what do you mean I can't use on my A3 poster?!"
I'd say keep the 60D for at least another 12 months and practice as much as you can, and when you are not practicing, keep on reading on various techniques.
By that time, you'll get a good feel on whether you are limited by not having a full frame or not.
Have you received that "Understanding Exposure" book ? Do you think it's helping you ? If you're still at a point where most of what's in that book makes sense, keep on practicing and then come back to it.
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Fuji X-Pro1 Announced
Shipping late Feb/March. Bigger than Micro4/3, smaller than DSLR, about the same size as Leica M9
Looks absolutely sweet, specs are looking pretty good too. Hybrid Viewfinder, New Sensor tech, 16MP, APS-C, new mount, 3 lenses at launch. Lots of software improvements inspired by feedback on the X100.
No firm prices yet, but rumors around $1700 body and $650 lenses.
I've tied up my wallet.
Sorry, I don't understand. Why would someone pay that much for a camera body when you could get a fully functional DSLR for the same money? Is it just to save space in your camera bag when travelling, or is there some kind of retro appeal people are drawn to?
At the most basic level, photography is about capturing an image. To do that you need a lens, a sensor, and a control mechanism. Rangefinder style cameras such as the Fuji have different control systems to DSLR's, and lose the prism box and mirror, but they don't have to give away the ability to capture an equivalent quality image.
The Fuji has mostly analog controls. There is a shutter speed dial on the top, and an aperture control on the barrel of the lens. These can be operated in auto or manual modes. What it promises (yet to be proven) is a new sensor tech that they claim will give it the performance of a full frame sensor, along with some very nice and relatively compact lenses. The combination could deliver quite stunning results if it lives up to the hype.
It's also smaller and lighter than a DSLR, but not by as much as the micro 4/3rds kit. Space and weight saving could be a factor for some, as could the retro looks of the camera. Fuji came out last year with a fixed lens APS-C sensor rangefinder style camera, and it took off based on the retro styling but also on the image quality.
Rangefinder style cameras are generally more discreet than DSLR's - have you ever had anyone baulk when you pointed your canon at them? They're also less likely to get chucked out of events as they don't look like pro photographer kit.
Last edited by mdt; 01-11-2012 at 07:52 AM.