Well up early and was lying in bed thinking about what else my GAS.
No not that GAS, but being the gear sluts that we are. What came to mind was crop factor MF systems. Let's face it they are all crop factors even the P65 but obviously some are considered real crop factor backs. What I find very interesting coming in recent years from the DMR, M8 , ZD, P25+ and now the P30 + and now wanting to go P40+, well guess what they are all crop factor cams or backs. I know in 35mm it really is a big issue for a lot of people and looking back on it, seriously not sure why. Maybe my view on it is I stick a lens on there and look through the finder and automatically adjust to the lens coverage. There is NO crop factor it is what it is and you frame , compose and execute the shot.
What I really like and it started with the DMR was the crop lines in the finder and the ability to see outside those lines. I guess as a kid I never paid to much attention to the common phrase DRAW WITHIN THE LINES. Maybe I just did not pay to much attention at all and always ignored those comments and did what I thought was natural in my brain.
Maybe what got me thinking about this is both Bob and Jack are getting their P65+ backs today, congrats guys but going from the P45+ with a nice little outside the lines area to see what is out there for composing and such will soon fade away for them. The P65 is the closest to FF 645 format as you can get. Now I know folks avoid the P30 and P40 because of the crop factor but i actually enjoy that space in the finder albeit it could be visually stronger lines to separate between capture area and non capture area. Also a little secret I do avoid some corner sharpness on the 28mm where the extreme corners on the P65 will really make that lens a 31mm in reality if you want to avoid some issues. Personally I love my 28mm and frankly the last lens to be sold if I had to get in that situation . For me any wider get a tech camera and the new 24mm and be done with it like a Alpa TC or something. But that's my preference.
Let's face it folks anything over 31mpx is just freaking awesome anyway so why does this crop factor still exist in some folks mind?
Maybe I am beating a but I still hear people talk about this as a issue and myself i actually like it.
Well back to bed and maybe I can dream of more pleasant thoughts.