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[OM] Re: Pentax DSLR Announced

Subject: [OM] Re: Pentax DSLR Announced
From: Mike Veglia <msvphoto@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:54:35 -0700
In a message dated 10/22/2002 Stuart writes:

<< Nope.  Check out this link (below) to see that a 4/3" sensor is _much_
smaller than even an APS sized sensor, which in turn is quite a bit smaller
than a full frame 36x24 mm.  A lens for a 4/3" would be unacceptable for
APS and one designed for APS would have the same problem as the D-30/D-60
do with focal length multipliers when using standard 35mm format lenses. >>

A common misconception of the 4/3 standard is that it means size. It does
not. There is a sensor size specification in the standard, and I recall
reading somewhere it was stated (by Olympus) to be "around the size of an
APS frame" or something to that effect (similar wording to Pentax's press
release). 4/3 is the aspect ratio. The linked dpreview.com sensor size
comparison did not address the Olympus 4/3 standard.

<< Pentax and OlyDak are not pursuing a common solution, that's a verifiable
fact. >>

How? Have you verified this, or is it speculation? (Just curious...)

<< My extrapolation that suggests both camps (APS or 4/3") will suffer if
don't quickly get a beachhead is just opinion.  That said, nobody has
released a spec sheet, so there is still time for a "backroom deal" to get
everybody in one big tent.  I hope that happens. >>

I tend to agree (except for the 4/3" part which I know is incorrect). But
this beachhead can still happen sometime in 2003 and have a chance. The
backroom deals are likely occurring as we type. DSLRs are in the embryonic
stage of development still. What shakes out will be anybody's guess at this
point. I hope it happens too...

Mike Veglia
Motor Sport Visions Photography

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