Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/16

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Subject: [Leica] Digital "crop factor"
From: jbilin at (Jacques Bilinski)
Date: Sat Oct 16 09:27:48 2004
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Olympus E-1 is definitely competitive at 11 mm (22
> 35 equiv) with the 21 asph. (I know, I know, they gave me the lens.
> Believe me or don't - but keep in mind that I have been more than
> willing to provide both positive and negative assessments about the
> equipment). In fact, it is so competitive in terms of image quality and
> lack of distortion, that the only reason I have not yet offered up my 21
> ASPH for sale is that I'm not yet sure whether I'll be going for a
> digital m mount camera. And obviously if I do buy one, I'll want that
> 21.

This is probably a case of the microprocessor in the lens 'talking' to the
microprocessor in the camera and then the distortions being removed
digitally. Just like making up pixels which never existed this stuff really

In reply to: Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] Digital "crop factor")