For many people they get a modest print made say A4 or A3 and let's say this is portraiture so not some slow coach tripod stuff. 35mm SLR stuff are getting quite large now and expensive, the bodies have gone down thou but kit lenses in the film era used to cost $100US now they are like 2x or 3x and this 2x or 3x is crop sensor lenses. The current primes like a 35mm 1.4 now goes for almost the same price as a pro zoom. Maybe apart from the 50mm lens, the filter threads of 52mm might now be uncommon. What happened to the 35mm compact lens.
While I have a full frame camera, I am questioning that now. There are decent crop wide angle and mid lenses and tele's just get longer with the 1.5x or the 1.6x factor so that's a good thing, good thing for macro as well. Slam on a Telecomverter on the tele's and you can get even longer, jammed up on that 24 or 36MP file. Most full frame users I gather don't do really low light work ie night sports or rock concerts or city events.
Might have been a waffle, what do you guys think of this? Thru my club, the 24-70mm 2.8 is not a cheap lens but it isn't uncommon some people tag it with a FF or crop body but at the same time some people have won awards or been shortlisted using pretty much entry level SLRs and kit lenses. Prob easy for me as I do scapes, so I just tripod it up f/11 and stand there until it stops.
And with this mind how bad is it to grab an old lens like a manual or autofocus Nikon 35mm f/2.0 AFD (or AI or AIS manual focus) and likewise the 50mm and the 85mm's. They might not be as good as the current G lenses / nano stuff. What's your opinion on this? Let's say run it on full frame to use all its corners too. A print made etc. Let's also say wide open aperture or close to it, that's what a fast prime is designed for.