DP1 lens

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DP1 lens
8 months ago

Does anyone know why the front element on the DP1 is so big?  It's huge considering that it is a 16mm f4 lens.  My Olympus XA has a 35mm 2.8 lens that is half the width.  You'd think that it could be recessed right into the body and be about the size of my fingernail, or a f2 version the size of my thumbnail.

It seems more like a SLR wide angle, I think they call it a reverse telephoto that is built like that to give the mirror room to swing.

I suppose they are trying to avoid extreme angles of the light hitting the sensor but I wish they would have gone with offset microlenses or some other solution.

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