"Mirrorless" is anachronistic

Started Sep 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
JosephScha
Veteran MemberPosts: 4,222Gear list
Like?
Re: Photo terminology in general is anachronistic
In reply to TrapperJohn, Sep 20, 2012

Full frame - I think is because 35mm movie film is just a large reel of the same stuff that was put into cans for still photographers. Images on the film were 24mm across - from sprocket holes on one side, to the sprocket holes on the other, with a bit of margin. So 35mm film cameras shoot pictures that are 24mm x 36mm. I think "full frame" means the sensor is just as large as a 35mm film negative, ie, 24mm x 36mm.

I can't find a good reference for this, but that's what I remember. It's not that the image circle fills the sensor's frame, it's that the sensor is as big as a 35mm film frame.
--
js

 JosephScha's gear list:JosephScha's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 +4 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow