Is micro four thirds on its way out?

Started Sep 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is micro four thirds on its way out?

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.

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.

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.


So If I put an EF lens on my 7D2 then it's a crop sensor camera.
But If I put an EF-S lens on my 7D2 it's a full frame camera

If I put my EF300mm f/2.8 on my E-M1II it's a 2x crop camera, but  if I put my Olympus 300mm F/2.8 on the E-M1 II it's full frame ???

That logic seems flawed.  300mm is 300mm, regardless of the image circles, the field of view is the same. The E-M1 II is either a crop or a full frame.


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