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Will the flagship be full frame?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:11 pm
by Dr. Harout
I read a topic on 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:

Edited to fix link - Kerouac.

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:25 am
by David Kilpatrick
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.


Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:30 am
by Dr. Harout
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...

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:32 pm
by Dr. Harout
Well, there's the answer to my question and I think it will be interesting to others; just follow the link
I was sure Sony had already calculated that issue.