Before I go yelling on Reddit, I figured I would ask people smarter than myself about it;
There was a thread talking about crop factor on Reddit today, and one of the comments mentioned that "Hollywood has been shooting
crop factor 1.6 forever as Super 35 is basically the same as APS-C".
And then I wanted to yell.
However, I soon realised that crop factor appears to have come from sensor sizes smaller than "full frame" (from here on 8/35), and all other cameras being equal shoot 4-perf...
Is it just me or should we not be comparing 3-perf to 8-perf anyway?
And for that matter, should not all "full frame" digital cameras be digital VistaVision in the first place?
All that thinking lead me to wonder if there is actually a crop factor on 4/35 cameras or not. Surely lenses created specifically for 4/35 may not cover the full 8/35 frame? No? However, all lenses made for 8/35 should be able to produce an image circle large enough to cover 4/35?
Am I completely wrong in my thinking? Furthermore, if I take a stills lens, mount it on a Super35 camera, will I in fact get a crop of 1.5+-?
If I'm totally wrong, that's wonderful and I'll have a deeper understanding of all this crop factor jazz.