Why does nikon....

Started May 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
sshoihet
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Re: no such thing
In reply to stevehughes, May 28, 2013

stevehughes wrote:

My Dad, an experienced film photographer for decades, still wrestles with this on his D40.  When I tell I just got an 85mm lens he replies with "is that actually 85, or is it 125?"

Then he should have been familiar with some of the popular medium formats like 645, 6x6 and 6x7 where the "normal" lenses were approximately 75mm, 80mm and 90mm respectively.  On 8x10, ~300mm is normal.

We have 2 main sensor sizes now, things were WAY more confusing back in the days of film

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