We also discussed full frame vs. sensor crop, and he's firmly in the camp that doesn't like a sensor crop.
I'm confused! I don't like sensor crop either. I know, it doesn't change the way the pictures look, but it just bothers
me. I want all my cameras and lenses to be full frame.
But... Would somebody please tell me what "full frame" is?
-- Lenses for my Sinar exhibit "sensor crop" when mounted on my Hasselblad.
-- Lenses for my Hasselblad exhibit "sensor crop" when mounted on my Leicaflex.
-- Lenses for my Leicaflex exhibit "sensor crop" when mounted on my Bolex H16.
It seems as if ALL these manufacturers are such cheapskate low-lifes that they can't be bothered to engineer a camera with FULL-FRAME coverage! Every one of these lousy cameras has "sensor crop"!
From all the discussion I've read here, I was sure that what constitutes "full frame" was authoritatively defined somewhere. But over the weekend I read through the entire U.S. Constitution (whew!) and it doesn't mention sensor size at all. And when I was in church on Sunday I flipped through the Ten Commandments and couldn't seem to find the one that says "Thou shalt make all thy lenses cover 24 x 36mm, no more and no less."
So, what IS full frame? Is it like pornography -- "I know it when I see it"?
*Satire warning: I don't actually own any of these cheesy cameras. Heck, they're not even RFs! But you get the idea...