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Dec 10, 2007 23:21 |  #1

Can a full size sensor be put into a crop size camera? Example: a 5d sensor in a 20d camera


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Dec 10, 2007 23:24 |  #2

Good question, but the answer is no. The sensor is physically too large for the camera (and the cost to put re-engineer the body to put it in would be cost prohibitive - you could probably buy a 1Ds for what it would cost). :)

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Dec 10, 2007 23:29 |  #3

Thanks Mark for your quick response. Too bad it won't fit :(


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Dec 11, 2007 00:34 |  #4

It can't. You'd have to change the mirror assembly, metering and focusing assembly, as well as modify the body to accomodate the bigger sensor, focusing screen and mirror box. Basically, too many things to replace.


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Dec 11, 2007 06:08 |  #5

Buy a 5D, it's basically IS a 20D with a full frame sensor.

Same autofocus, even down to the placement of the focus points which become clustered in the middle of frame on the 5D, same metering, etc.


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