50mm "Normal" Lens... Ok, but "Normal" on FF or APS-C Sensor?

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Lee Jay, Nov 11, 2012

ljfinger wrote:

REShultz wrote:

It is frequently said that the 50mm is a normal field of view.

And anyone that says that is wrong, and doesn't understand either field of view or perspective.

Hey lj, you don't kill a myth by proclaiming from on high that someone is "wrong" or "doesn't understand". That kind of thing only works if you're a mythological figure yourself, and even then, it just barely works.

Human to human, you have to provide a clear, understandable explanation, and even then, you only reach a small percentage, so you need patience. Read my reply to the OP, elsewhere in this thread. That's a small step, a little bit of water in the long process of wearing down stone.

What is "normal"

Does this come from a FF perspective or a crop sensor?

Neither.

Now, you know that's not true.

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