Digital question on lens

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  1. C_lawgik

    C_lawgik TPF Noob!

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    On a digital SLR such as a d70 you will get an extra amount of zoom correct? How much is it?
     
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    1,5? something like this :D
     
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    There is a big misconception that you get more "zoom" with a digital SLR (with APS sized sensors).

    What you actually get is a cropped image. You will end up with the field of view of a lens with a focal length (1.5 or 1.6) times longer but you don't actually get a longer focal length.

    Of course, this really only matters if you were to print the digital file at the same ratio (sensor to print) that you would enlarge and print a 35mm negative.

    So you don't get more zoom but you can view/print the digital file at whatever size is acceptable to you.
     
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    yay, I was right, 1,5 :D
     
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    1.5x crop factor on the D70.
     
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    how much is the crop factor on the digi reb?
     
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    1.6 approx
     
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    thanx guys
     
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    1.5 is correct with the D70 :)
     

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