Is There Anything Better Than '35mm equivalent'?

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Is There Anything Better Than '35mm equivalent'?
Mar 6, 2011

When I'm looking at digital camera lenses, I always have to fall back on the old crutch of what is the 35mm equivalent.

In 35mm, I know what the view of a 50mm lens is, and I know what view angle that 50mm lens would give you if it were 2 1/4 film square format or if it were 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 format.

Since digital cameras have different sized sensors, I am lost without the 35mm equivalent. Will there ever be a different yardstick?

What do young photographers do if they've grown up without ever using a film camera?

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