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As photographers we’re all naturally concerned about the quality of our images, and I know how easy it is to agonize over your camera and lens purchases while worrying about getting the bets quality possible for the money you spend.

Well today we’re doing some followup on crop factor with a question from Arnab Sarkar wondering if using a crop sensor will give you better image quality out of your lenses.

Here’s Arnab’s question:

“I have a question… If I use a full frame lens on a crop sensor body, it will give more reach for the crop factor, but will it give same sharpness as if it were used in a full frame bogy?

I mean what will be the difference of photo quality when I use 100-400mm IS II on Canon 70D and Canon 6D?”

The short answer is sort of, but not really, which I explain in depth in the video. Like other things with crop factor this can be confusing, but the bottom line is that the lens quality is the lens quality no matter what camera you put it on and what size the sensor is in that camera.

Your camera is an amazing tool, but it’s no good to you if you don’t know how to use it!

If you want to take control of your camera and use it to take amazing photos like a pro, check out my Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode video course.