35mm really 35mm?

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  1. redtippmann

    redtippmann TPF Noob!

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    Well I am looking for a fast and wide lens that wont break the bank. (well that throws the 24-70 out the window) So I am looking at nikons 35mm F1.8 G DX AF-S. But after going to nikons website and reading this, I was just wondering if it will still be 35mm when I put it on my cropped sensor.

    Or will it be 52.5mm?
     
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    it is a 35mm lens but with your CS it will give the field of view of a 50mm. H
     
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    Yes it will.
     
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    Focal length of the lens will not change, just the field of view.
     
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    No it won't. Putting a lens on a cropped sensor doesn't magically change the focal length of the lens. The lens will still be 35mm. However the field of view will be equivalent to a 52.5mm lens on a 35mm sensor.
     
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    Flash Harry, Dao,and Gaerek are telling it to you correctly: when you mount the 35mm f/1.8 AF-S G Nikkor on your D2h, the lens will still be a 35mm lens, but the angle of view will be similar to that of a 50mm lens on a 24x36 film camera or a Nikon D3 series or a D700 full-frame digital.
     
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    Okay thanks, I just thought that because it was a DX lens that it might still have the field of view of a 35mm lens.
     

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