# Do professional photographers use crop sensor?

## Do professional photographers use crop sensor?

Many professional photographers choose to use crop sensor cameras. Similarly, many amateur photographers use full frame cameras. It’s virtually impossible to distinguish between the image quality of a photograph shot in good light using a full frame or a crop sensor camera.

How do you calculate crop sensor to full frame?

You take the provided crop factor number, multiply it with the focal length of the lens and you get the equivalent focal length relative to 35mm film / full-frame. For example, Nikon’s “DX” cameras have a crop factor of 1.5x, so if you take a 24mm wide-angle lens and multiply it by this number, the result is 36mm.

### Does crop sensor affect f stop?

No. The crop factor does NOT change physics. A 50mm lens is a 50mm lens.

What is 400mm on a crop sensor?

A 24mm the lens will act like a 36mm lens, a 50mm lens will become a 75mm lens, and a 400mm lens will imitate a 600mm lens. This is when the sensor has a 1.5x crop.

#### Is a crop sensor better for wildlife?

If you love shooting animals with blurred background or you want to focus on a subject through bokeh, then a full frame camera is the better choice. However, using a crop sensor camera to shoot wildlife will still give excellent subject separation even at a higher f-stop depending on the lens focal length.

What is a 50mm on a crop sensor?

Because cropped sensor cameras have a smaller sensor, the actual focal length won’t be the same as on a full-frame. To make this easier, let’s look at some examples of focal lengths: 35mm = 52.5mm on a cropped sensor. 50mm = 75mm on a cropped sensor.

## How do you get a 50mm on a crop sensor?

For Nikon the conversion factor, or “crop factor” is 1.5. So 50mm divided by 1.5 equals 33.33mm. 35mm is the practical equivalent to this. For Canon crop sensor bodies the crop factor is 1.6 so the focal length to give the same angle of view would be 31.25mm.

Does crop factor affect ISO?

It’s similar to the first two, although slightly more complicated. In order to factor ISO into equivalence – thus fixing differences in brightness and noise performance – the equation is: (ISO) x (crop factor^2). As you can see, you need to square your crop factor first.

### Is full frame better for sports photography?

With full-frame, you can get a smaller depth of field, which is useful in sports for separating players from the field. Full-frame also produces less noise at the same ISO value, which you’ll welcome when the light is poor.

Do professional photographers use APS-C cameras?

Professional photographers can get the best out of any camera regardless of sensor size. There are many non-Full Frame cameras on the market, specifically APS-C and Micro Four Thirds (and Medium Format, but that’s for another article) which are more than suitable for professional photographers and professional use.

#### Is APS-C good enough?

In terms of low-light capability, dynamic range, and image quality yes, but in terms of cost, weight, and sizes, APS-C takes the cake with its more compact camera body, less heavy glasses required in their lenses, and since there is less component, they are way cheaper than their full frame counterparts.