Peter Blaise Monahon , Sep 21, 2008; 09:26 p.m.
Q: "... I can't see the reason behind exorbitantly priced extra pixels .."
The "extra" are there to capture details.
The more, the merrier.
The more detail captures, the larger I can blow it up, the more I can crop.
Same with bits and color space.
More, more, more.
"Exorbitant" is in the eye, or pocketbook/wallet, of the beholder.
So, I guess it;s the same with money.
So the answer to what's the "... Cheapest Full Frame sensor body on market? ... " is:
Time. The more time you wait, the cheaper any new or used full frame will become.
Peter, what are you after? ONLY preserving the angle of view of existing lenses in your kit, or what?
Me? I want a better printer and a better Raw "developer". I can't get everything out of my pictures that's already in there now.
I don't need a new camera, and a new camera won't help my existing Raw image files anyway!