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  • Meaningful difference between APS-C and Super 35mm sensor?

  • Charles Richards

    January 16, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I own a Canon EOS 70D (APS-C Sensor) and up till now it’s literally the only camera I’ve ever shot with, so I have very little knowledge or experience when it comes to any other formats, and I’m in the early stages of prepping for a film shoot that’ll be using a Canon EOS Mark II (Super 35 Sensor). The info I see online seems to imply that these two different sensors, while not IDENTICAL, are still pretty darn close, but everything I find on the subject just quickly glosses over this and doesn’t give much more detailed info, so I’m a little unsure and want to be 100% positive about the issue. I have the opportunity to access several locations beforehand with the camera I own (the 70D) and a 18-135mm zoom lens, so I’m hoping to be able to plan out much of the framing and camera movement, and to figure out exactly what primes I need to rent for the shoot. Is there gonna be any meaningful difference that I need to take into account between what I see through my 70D and what I’ll see on set when I look through the C300 Mark II for the first time, or am I more or less safe with this plan of action?

  • Francois Pénzes

    January 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Charles

    Your best bet is to put both cameras side by side and record on both under the same conditions. Make sure you have the same settings on both and once you’ve done that, you will be the best judge of the final results. Many times I have seen different end results from cameras of the same make and model. You will be the best judge by looking at the footage.

    Cheers !

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