EXIF - What does this mean?

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  1. Dmitri

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    I looked at someones EXIF and it said, for Focal Length, "18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm)". What does that mean? Is it 18mm or 27mm?
     
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    It means the lens was dialed into 18mm, but it was effectively 27mm using a cropped sensor (like N0YZE pointed out).
     
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    ah ok, thanks for the info.
     
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    Check out the link in my sig. Its explained there :p
     

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