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07-04-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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APSC Equivilant length

Ok you guys are probably wondering what the hell I mean - I'll tell you something that has happened now I have a 35mm film camera.
Now I have never had a film SLR before so 35mm equivilency meant nothing to me.
However now I do when I put one of my lenses on I actually think the other way around!
I.e. I put my 70-200 on the MZ5 and I think to myself this will have the same angle of view as a 50-135 on my K7!
So basically to me wide is really 16-18mm rather than 24-28mm
Standard is 35mm rather than 50mm
And portrait tele is 50mm+ rather than 70mm+

So any other youngies rediscovering 35mm having a similar experience or am I nuts

(BTW this post is pretty tongue in cheek so no micro analysis of crop factors and FL PLEASE!)

07-04-2011, 03:26 AM   #2
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your experience is very reasonable and understandable.

it could have been much simpler if we were using the actual angle of view in degrees, to depict just that
07-04-2011, 03:28 AM   #3
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Nah that would be far too logical!

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