Why does nikon....

Started May 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
davidib17
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Re: Because they are the same
In reply to JSees, May 28, 2013

I agree. A 'normal' full frame lens should only specify the focal length. It can actually be used as that focal length on a bigger sensor.

A 'DX' lens can never be used at the focal length, or field of view, it is advertised to use, even on a full frame. So knowing focal length in that case really doesn't have any practical use. It really isn't that complicated people.

I'm not trying to argue that Nikon should change it, I'm just questioning the logic that caused them to start out with a system that makes so little sense.

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