Zenitar 16 FE- presentation and samples

Started Mar 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
OP Jonas B Forum Pro • Posts: 14,596
Re: a FOV question... and to Dr C as well,

Thank you stranger,

it's always good to know some stuff comes to use. Thank you to you also, Dr C.

For the question: FOV (as in Field of View) is determined by the imaginers size together with the lens' focal length (FL). That's why you see the somewhat odd expression "cropping factor" all the time.

It should be fairly easy to put together a list with lenses of various FL and give the FOV for them when used with a fSLR and with a 1.5 cropping factor dSLR. I would guess it's availabale out there someplace...

You aren't very specific but in general we can say something like this:

28mm - "wide normal" equal to a 42mm lens used on fSLR camera

35mm - "normal", pretty much like the 50mm lenseswe are used to think of as normal lenses for 35mm film cameras
50mm - "short tele" very suitable for head and shoulder portraits for example

wider/shorter and more tele/longer than that takes too long to list for now but I think you get the idea. The Zenitar 16FE is interestening as it's a 180 diagonal degree real fisheye lens when used with a fSLR. With our Pentax dSLR cameras it becomes a good very wide, semi fishy lens giving pictures that either have a minor fish-eye lens appearence, or after processing real decent rectilinear pictures.
I hope that helps somewhat,

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Jonas

Alien wrote:

Dear Jonas,

Firstly, thank you very much for the outstanding information and
examples.

Do you know by any chance the FOV in degrees for a 1.5x crop camera?

Thank you very much in advance.

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