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09-09-2016, 11:07 AM - 9 Likes   #1
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Full-frame equivalence on cropped sensor cameras - my guide

I've seen a few posts recently talking about "equivalence" - more specifically, selecting lenses for use on cropped sensor cameras in order to emulate so-called "full-frame" results.

It's not that long ago that I was asking similar questions, but thankfully I passed through that rite of passage with the help of other members here

Anyway, in an effort to help those still trying to get "full-frame" results from their APS-C and other cropped-sensor cameras, please find below my definitive guide on equivalence... delivered to you in the form of a short poem, penned this very day. I hope you find it useful

BigMackCam's Guide to "Full-Frame" Equivalence on Cropped Sensor Cameras

When asked about equivalence
I ask for swift deliverance
from sensors cropped in half and halved again;

Don't calculate and estimate -
You'll end up in a desperate state
when trying to make your photos look the same.

Crop factor versus focal length and f-stop;
Oh Lord, give me strength!
Field of View and Depth of Field be damned!

You'll never get your APS-C
camera's images to be
equivalent to "full-frame"... Understand?!

So this is what I recommend:
Grab a zoom lens and then spend
some time out with your camera and shoot;

From many photos, then decide
your preference - normal, long or wide -
and buy a decent prime (or two) to suit.

Don't try to get the same effect
as "full-frame", because I suspect
you'll end up disappointed, feeling blue.

Forget about the sensor size -
Take photographs! You'll realise
it's not the camera that counts - it's YOU!

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09-09-2016, 11:10 AM   #2
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oh, the poet's/philosopher's angle.....

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Ask him of equivalence,
He'll show no ambivalence,
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