Pentax is really being idiotic Locked

Started Sep 13, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Jonas B Forum Pro • Posts: 14,596
Re: So please don't buy one

rander3127 wrote:

Jonas B wrote:

rander3127 wrote:

Johnny in L.A. wrote:

Everything should be translated into 35mm film or full-frame camera
equivalent. That way, crop factor is a non-issue. Every photog
knows those numbers. Who wants to convert in his or her head every
time?

You are angry because you don't understand it, or you are jealous
or something. The lens has atrue physical fl of 70mm, or as you
say it everywhere: 70mm is 70mm is 70mm. When you start talking
about it really being 50 you show off a level of confusion.

So the error is in the news entry from dpreview. A true 70mm lens
IS a 70mm (or thereabouts) on a 35mm sized sensor or film plane,
whereas it functions (in terms of it's angle of view) on a 1.5
sensor like a 105mm would function on a 35mm image plane.

I guess one can read it that way (if one so wish). In the Pentax forum the lens is called for a 70mm lens (pancake style). Too bad you formulated the topic title that provocative. Now people are having fun with your post.

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