Distance between same shot and two focal lengths

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Rob517
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Distance between same shot and two focal lengths
Dec 11, 2012

Lets say I want to grab a shot of a bridge.  I use a T3i and have my kit lens set at 17mm and the bridge fills the entire shot.  Now I want to get the same shot using a 70-200mm lens set at 70mm.  How far would I have to walk backwards to get the bridge to fill the shot?  Would it be 50', 100' etc? Just looking for a rough estimate not an exact figure.  Is there a formula for this?

Thanks for the help.

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Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
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