Well I was sitting here and trying to get my head round the difference between crop and full frame sensors (again possibly) and hit upon what I think is the cause of much of the confusion. People always say that with a crop sensor you get an artificial increase in focal length - due to the area of lost lens area because of the smaller sensor. Yet when one looks at this statement it is misleading since it gives the impression that the lens is getting an increased "range" of zoom by being used on a crop sensor when - in fact - it is mearly being cropped in camera at its correct focal length (zoom range). Now since zoom range is how people perceive focal length when they are told that a crop gives them more zoom they assume then that fullframe will result in the lens getting reduced zoom range -ergo they won't get as close to the subject with the camera as with their crop sensor. Is this description born of the attempt by people to view a posetive side of using crop sensor - as opposed to saying that the sensor is cropping the shot smaller? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?