Are Full Frame SLRs Obsolete?

Started Jan 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Crop sensors are certainly obsolete
In reply to socode, Jan 11, 2014

socode wrote:

Scott Larson wrote:

TheMeister wrote:

Dave Luttmann wrote:

You FF is a crop sensor. Guess you missed that.

My Full Frame Sensor is a crop sensor? Can you explain?

The lens projects a circular image. Your "full frame" sensor crops an arbitrarily shaped rectangle out of that circular image. Therefore if your photos aren't circular you're not using your lenses to their full potential.

"Crop" sensors simply crop a slightly smaller rectangle out of the circular image in exactly the same way.

That's simply vacuous.

a) some lenses have baffling to restrict the projected image

b) the manufacturer would have designed for performance within the 35mm area only

c) notable absence of "non-cropped" cameras with circular sensors

I think Dave made a bizare remark about FF actually being crop and the whole talk about circular images is just plain weird...

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