Small Chip, Big Chip

(micro 4/3 v. full frame: magnification )

In the final analysis I think you’ll want both.

Quality versus pack ability, price versus practicality – lots to talk about, but not today. The point of this post is to demonstrate the difference in apparent magnification between small chip and big chip cameras.

I’ve always been interested in different film formats having worked with so many of them as a visual effects artist at ILM and Boss Film Corp. In those days, larger film formats like Vista Vision and 65mm were used to preserve maximum quality due to generation loss - inherent in optical composite printing and subsequent release print processes. For proof, look no further than an Imax film for superior image quality from a large original negative.

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