Lens size comparison photo.

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  1. Remi M.

    Remi M. TPF Noob!

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    Before I bought my telephoto lens I was looking for something like this to show me how much of a "zoom" I really get in comparison to other sizes. I couldn't find anything at the time. So I decided to make this photo for easy reference.

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    It's my first time doing something like this, so excuse the errors please. I will redo the image with a different location now that I know what ot watch out for.

    For a larger version go to my flickr page below.
     
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    I saw something like this once. Only it was a flash applet or something and whenever you clicked a different size if acted like it was zooming in. Also, included the angle the lens would cover. I will see if I can dig it up.
     
  3. astrostu

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    It's a neat effect, but to be perfectly honest, I don't really see the usefulness of it. Except, perhaps, as an educational tool to show how those extra few millimeters at the low end make a huge difference as opposed to doubling it at the high end?
     
  4. I think it's quite useful for people new to photography, thanks for sharing.

    Harder (and more useful for some) might be another table like this but varying between a full-size sensor, and a cropped one.
     
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    Isnt that reason enough?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    exactly, it gives people a feeling what a certain focal length means compared to a focal length they maybe own. could help when deciding to buy a new lens.
     
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    I think it's a great idea.

    You might also think about comparing how the perspective changes with the focal length. Kmattfish, did a series of shots to show that...a long while back.
     
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    I like it and think it's very beneficial, especially for beginners - which is what this section of the forum is for. I'd like to see one more step wide and one more zoom, but that is a personal preference. Great job!

    I'm new to this forum, but I still see similar questions re-occurring. I think it would be a great idea to have a FAQ/Definitions Sticky that had visuals like this to define & compare focal lengths, CA, Vignetting, Apertures etc, that beginners could reference. I know a lot of books already define this info, but since this is where so many come for help, it could speed up the learning curve.

    Other websites of various topics that I belong to have completed these and they have been excellent resources.
     
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    Add to that sticky Neuner is talking about the questions about which camera is best for buy (Canon Vs Nikon Vs Pentax etc.) and Raw Vs. Jpeg
     
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  11. astrostu

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    Okay, I've been out-voted! I think I posed that while feeling bitter, perhaps. I think it's a great tool for educational purposes, and I like it better than the Canon link that was just posted by chrisk121 because you can see the pics on top of each other. Perhaps I was just bitter because I hadn't done it first. ;)
     

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