Will the flagship be full frame?

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Will the flagship be full frame?

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:11 pm

I read a topic on alphatracks.com http://alphatracks.com/archives/81 and am now just thinking: is the diameter of a FF lens projection equal to the diagonal of a 24x36 mm?
If that is the case then SSS will definitely not work, but as far as I know, the diagonal exceeds... Does anyone have any idea? :roll:

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Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:25 am

There are two rumours. One is that is will be full frame, but the body prototype shown has the SSS switch and it is not oversized to fit a large shutter and film gate. The second is that the camera will have a 1.25X factor. This seems likely.

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:30 am

But then again, is it just possible to have FF and SSS?
If practically that is impossible without avoiding vignetting at the edges, then we're left with another option too (just a guess, maybe a dumb one, but anyway... :oops: ); suppose the frame would be 32 x 24 or even 32 x 26 or something like that. Anyway Olympus broke the rule of 3:2...

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:32 pm

Well, there's the answer to my question and I think it will be interesting to others; just follow the link http://alphatracks.com/archives/82
I was sure Sony had already calculated that issue.


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