full frame cameras mean big lenses?

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Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee
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Re: full frame cameras mean big lenses?
In reply to nemist, Nov 18, 2011

I think that lenses can be made smaller if the sensor is closer to the back of the lens. When there is a mirror, optical trickery is required to overcome this wider gap and this entails bigger lenses. That's why mirrorless cameras, all other things being equal, have smaller lenses.

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