why are leica lenses smaller than other FF ones?

Started Sep 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Davey1 Regular Member • Posts: 119
Makes more sense now

Thanks for the comments - and the diagram #T3.

Ok, so we have:

distance from lens to sensor
no auto focus motor(s)
longer minimum focus distance

Obviously no free lunch but a FF mirrorless camera could have smaller lenses - probably somewhere between our current M43 and standard Canikon door stops if they had auto focus.

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