DA*300/4 and K300/4 are the same size and weight!

Started Feb 8, 2008 | Discussions thread
speedie Contributing Member • Posts: 953
Re: DA*300/4 and K300/4 are the same size and weight!

Anastigmat wrote:

Bojidar Dimitrov wrote:

OK, that's probably the weight of the DSM motor, but still. And I was
thinking, reduced-frame lenses are going to be smaller and lighter...
Does anyone have any insights into this?

Well, the argument is actually that the APS-C "equivalent" of 35mm
format lenses are lighter and smaller, by taking the field of view
crop into account. Therefore a 200mm f/2.8 APS-C lens is not
supposed to be compared to a 200mm f/2.8 full frame lens, but that it
should be compared to a 300mm f/2.8 full frame lens. The 200mm f/2.8
APS-C lens has the same angle of view as a 300mm f/2.8 full frame.
Therefore, APS-C has the "advantage" of lighter and smaller lenses.
To me, that sort of arugment is simply a load of rubbish.

I agree to the last sentence

Optically a 200mm lens is a 200mm lens whatever camera you mount it on.


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