Would the 36x36mm sensor/format have issues with lens hoods? I'm looking at my 24mm lens right now, and I think with the hood on you'd have issues. They are petal cut hoods for a reason, right?
April 17, 2014, 04:20:36 PM
Topic: 36x36 mm cmos sensor (Read 11502 times)
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you're right, thinking outside the box!Seems like I occasionally put my engineering school education to good use!
Indeed, the square sensor would be a boon to any photographer who needed to quickly shift from horizontal to vertical, or vice versa. And, since I'm left-eyed, especially true for me. It always presented interesting challenges to my picture taking, going back to film days when I'd have to take the camera from my eyes to advance to the next frame. Built-in motors made the problem irrelevant, but to this day I've found the vertical button on grips and pro bodies to be rather useless, as it's in a most awkward location. (On the plus side, I'll bet the way I have to hold the camera for verticals makes me inherently steadier than my right-eyed colleagues.)
I mentioned some time back that I think some presets for different formats could be included, at least for JPEG files, much like that for image size and levels of compression. Of course, most all your better image editing software now does this rather easily.
As for the lens hood issue, it seems a relatively minor problem. And, while the cost for some of them is no longer small change, at least in the case of the supertelephotos with hoods that run as much as what one can pay for a decent lens, the last I looked they were all circular in shape.
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