Why does Pentax FF have to truly be FF?

Started May 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
xmeda
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Re: Why does Pentax FF have to truly be FF?
In reply to jimrpdx, May 27, 2012

jimrpdx wrote:

My preference would be a square sensor with both portrait and landscape crops available in the camera - so I could shoot without swinging my elbow like a basketball / hockey player just to get a tall image. I think a few square ones are out there somewhere..
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Jim in Oregon -- K5 user, Alpha a200 / Lumix G1 veteran
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Impossible. Lenses are optimized for 3:2 ratio. Rear end of many pentax lenses is rectangular, but not square + all petal-shaped lens hoods are designed for 3:2 ratio.

1.5 crop APS-C sensor size is perfect.

Want bigger? Get 645D or go with canikon.

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