Explain how 1.5 crop brings things closer please.

Started Feb 18, 2008 | Discussions thread
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skutters Contributing Member • Posts: 542
Explain how 1.5 crop brings things closer please.

Hi All, I keep reading on the different forum's about how the crop factor of the DX format camera's gives people more reach with there lenses, one guy saying he bought the D300 instead of the D3 so he could get more reach for wildlife photography.

This is what i need explaining i don't know if I'm just being stupid or what but i thought that the crop just gave a smaller sixed picture or narrower field of view compaired to a full sized image, and that is does not actually bring the subject any closer.

Can you kind folk out there explain to me how this extra reach is obtained.

Please be gentle I'm not very bright.

Best Regard's Kev.

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