If Sony releases a FF Nex what will this do to X sales?

Started Aug 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
dotborg Veteran Member • Posts: 8,499
Re: If Sony releases a FF Nex what will this do to X sales?

glacierpete wrote:

The professional film format for decades used to be 6x6 (Hasselblad) or 6x7 medium format or 4x5 large format. These formats are great for people, wedding, advertising, editorial, stock, or landscape etc.

The 24x36mm small film format was always considered a bit longish and results from Oskar Barnak cutting movie film rolls for the Leica.

The longish 2:3 or 24x36 in a digital world puts a lot of stress on the outer area of lenses and needs a very good micro lens on the sensor. Sony managed that with it's Nex5n but blew it with the Nex7.

I do have my doubts that a Sony 24x36mm sensor will work with most of existing wide anlge range finder lenses. It does not make a lot of sense for me to put a big DSLR lens and adapter on a small system camera.

I wonder whether Fuji's existing lens line would work with a square 24x24 mm full frame sensor with 16mp or better 24 or 32mp. This would give real a professional "full format" and a lots of room for cropping.

The diagonal of the Fujifilm X-Tranny sensor is ~28.3mm. To fit into that image circle, a square sensor would need to be ~20x20mm.

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