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07-17-2008, 01:19 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jodokast96 Quote
Not really. If they go FF, they will have to follow the Nikon method and allow a crop mode. If the FF sensor is 20-28mp as thought, won't that mean a crop mode that will still allow 10-14mp?
The problem is that the Nikon lenses report whether they are "crop mode" or not.

Until recently, Pentax marketed APS-C only lenses as DA but modern FF-capable lenses as D-FA (such as the latest 50/1.4).

With the last few lenses released, some lenses have been marketed with the DA "for APS-C digital only" moniker even though they were capable of FF (Such as the DA* 200 and 300). If Pentax were to implement something like Nikon's automatic crop mode on a FF camera, these lenses would improperly crop. The 200 and 300 should have been marked as D-FA* to note their capability as FF lenses.

It's just like what would happen if Sigma improperly marked DG (digital-optimized full frame) lenses as DC (APS-C digital only).

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But do we really know what the lens is reporting to the camera? Do we know that the camera won't have the lenses (Pentax only) stored that won't do FF?

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