Focal length on a crop sensor camera

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Focal length on a crop sensor camera
Mar 29, 2012

My camera is the Canon T2i/550D. It's a 1.6 crop factor sensor.

If I attach a 500mm lens, am I right in thinking that I actually get 800mm worth of reach? And then if I attached a 1.4 tele converter, turning the lens into a 700mm, do I actually get 1120mm reach?

I'm asking because I have used a bridge camera that had an effective 840mm of reach so I know what that looks like and I want to get a little more than that.

Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
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