Canon says: more EF-S lenses

Started Oct 6, 2004 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon says: more EF-S lenses
In reply to ChuckH, Oct 8, 2004

ChuckH wrote:

But, it seems to me that the tendency of
a wide-angle lens to make closer objects appear much larger than
distant objects and thus result in long noses, large heads, small
torsos and the like would be just as pronounced when used with a
1.6X body as with a FF body. My understanding is that a 28mm lens
would, therefore, give roughly equivalent perspective to a 50mm
lens on a FF body, but would distort the perspective in the way we
normally associate with WA images. Am I incorrect in that
assumption?

Short answer: Yes, you are incorrect. Just take a look at a portrait shot with a digicam with, say, a 15-20 mm lens, and you'll see why. Perspective distortions have nothing to do with focal length, and everything to do with subject distance.

-JP

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