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12-07-2010, 09:45 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Funnily enough, and I've ranted often enough about crop factors, I've started using crop factor when talking photography with my friend who shoots with a 7D. Apparently, the Canon isn't the same sensor size as Pentax, and so it is handy for us to reference back to 35mm as a common denominator.
The difference with the 7D is actually quite minor, 1.6x vs. Pentax's 1.5x.

The EOS 1D series is more confusing, some having 1.3x and others being 1x (24x36mm).

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The vicious cycle: P&S makers put "35mm equivalent" numbers on their lenses, which are MUCH shorter with MUCH thicker DOF than their FF/135 (35mm) kin. So P&S users think they're shooting with 30-150 zooms that are actually 5-25. Then they move up to a Kx, and wonder why their 18-55 kit lens doesn't give results as sharp as their old P&S. Then they shitcan the kit lens and blow a few hundred on a 16-45 or whatever other 'upgrade' they've been convinced to buy. Meanwhile they think the crap.factor means their 16-45 is actually a 24-66. Can you spell c-o-n-f-u-s-i-o-n ??? It's almost enough to prompt one to toss the Kx and get a G11 or whatever.

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