Is it possible to make a rectangular lens?

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Questions thread
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Mikhail Tal Regular Member • Posts: 281
Is it possible to make a rectangular lens?

That way it could be much smaller since it would not need to waste space that is not covered by the rectangular image sensor. The other option is a circular sensor that outputs circular images but that is not as space-efficient, so a rectangular lens, if possible, would seem to be ideal. It would also allow for a larger sensor for a given body size as the sensor could take up much more space in the lens mount. Essentially you could put a full frame sensor in a body the same height as current NEX and m4/3 bodies.

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