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  1. Ihaveaquestion

    Ihaveaquestion TPF Noob!

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    If I bought the Nikon N80 would the lens I bought also work on the nikon D70 digital camera?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Oh, but the focal length will alter by a factor of something (1.5x?). I'm no digital expert, but I'm sure someone will know exactly how much difference and any aberation which may occur as a result?
     
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    Yes, that sounds right. The D70 has a digital sensor that is smaller than 35mm film, so the sensor only sees part of the image projected into the camera by the lens. The result is a crop factor (1.5 for the D70, I think). That means that a 50mm lens on the D70 will give you the same field of view as a 75mm lens on a film camera.
     
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    1.5x for the d70 is correct
     
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    So you'll see more in the lens than is actually on the picture your taking.

    Huh.,

    Is it kinda tricky to get used to?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, you don't actually see any more than the sensor sees because of the way the mirror and viewfinder are set up.

    No, in fact you might not even notice. The lenses will work on either camera just fine. The difference is really only noticeable if you were looking at a scene with the lens on a film camera, and then put the same lens onto the digital camera. You would see less of the scene with the digital. That's it.

    If you stick to one camera, what you see is that you shoot. Simple as that.
     
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    Word!

    Thanks guys :afro:
     

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