Is micro four thirds on its way out?

Started Sep 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
3dwag Veteran Member • Posts: 3,992
Re: Is micro four thirds on its way out?

puttin wrote:

Allan Brown wrote:

puttin wrote:

Allan Brown wrote:

Mark9473 wrote:

Mikespirito wrote:

is micro 4/3 on its way out. Seeing as Crop sensor Mirrorless is on the rise

m43 is a crop sensor mirrorless. Your question makes no sense at all.


A crop sensor is one that still uses the lenses from the "original" sized sensor I.E. DX is a crop from FX.

M4/3 is not a crop as the lenses were designed for that size. Same with 1" sensors.

So, the m4/3 sensor with the native lenses is actually full frame.

The lens may cover the full size of the sensor, but that is a bit of a stretch since the term full frame is meaning the same size as 35mm film.

So, you bought into this silly nonsense like so many?

It is amazing how people will ignore the facts and continue to believe in a myth.

What myth ?


This just shows the silliness of those that think full frame is something wonderful when all it means is the lenses were designed for the sensor size. It is marketing nonsense.

Full frame lenses were around before the FF sensor. That is the F mount for Nikon. I have many lenses that cover the full frame sensor and they were made long before digital, so how were they designed for the sensor.

Except that, they did not originally refer to them as “full-frame”. See my reply here:

BTW, medium format is also full frame as is 8X10".

So, I take the above comment of "Crop sensor Mirrorless" to mean DX (APS-C) format.


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