There are many debates over gear in the photography world, one of them coming down to the size of the sensor in your camera. Does it make a real difference? Are you thinking of upgrading your crop sensor camera to a full frame beast? You might want to check this out before doing so.
Manny Ortiz heads out to take some portraits of his wife while comparing two of his cameras, the 24.2 MP full frame Sony A9 with the Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens versus the 24.2MP crop sensor Sony A6500 paired with the Sony 55mm Zeiss lens. While watching the video and seeing the comparison shots, as I photographer I did notice that some photos shot with the A9 looked sharper and better to me. Depending on who you are shooting for, the real question is will the client notice? Unless you are shooting for high-end commercial gigs, I would go out on a limb and say your clients wouldn’t notice much of a difference whether you shoot crop or full frame, unless you gave them images to compare side by side. There are many talented photographers who shoot with crop sensors and you wouldn’t be able to tell a difference.
Of course, there are advantages of shooting full frame but this shouldn’t be an excuse why you can’t make great photos with a crop sensor camera. I would've preferred to see the same lens both cameras so there are fewer variables that could affect the results, but that also changes shooting distance and it’s just semantics as both cameras produce great and similar results. However, that is one thing to keep in mind, the shooting distance from your subject on full frame versus crop sensor.
Did you notice a huge difference? What do you shoot with, full frame or crop sensor camera?