“Full Frame Equivalence” and Why It Doesn’t Matter

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au Forum Pro • Posts: 12,000
Re: Proper Mental Hygiene for Equivalephobiacs

I have no issue with equivalence. It's a basic fact of physics. I just have no time for people who want to use equivalence to troll others and claim small sensor cameras are useless.

IMO, equivalence is a useful way to compare across cameras, but at the same time, for an awful lot of users the effects of equivalence don't mean anything.

If you need shallow DoF, or are really pushing the sensor on a camera, then equivalence may be important to you. However, it's also likely that you know what your doing as a photographer and know the effects of sensor size and have chosen a camera appropriate for your needs.

For most photographers, and for most photos, the equivalence theory does not matter.

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