Are Full Frame SLRs Obsolete?

Started Jan 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
TheMeister Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: Crop sensors are certainly obsolete

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.

The lens also crops because it doesnt portrait everything in front or around you. Your life is a cropped version of the eternity of the universe....if you wanna go there.

In the world of photography we refere to a sensor that is smaller than the standard 36x26mm as a crop sensor. Using the circular image directly from the lense is and never has been a standard. Lensmakers dont think of people using the circular image when they design a lens.

Apc-s is not "slightly" smaller then a FF sensor. Its significantly smaller.
Tiny sensors weirdly turn wider angled lenses into portrait lenses.
The smaller the sensor - the more the image distortion and loss of light.

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