Focal length 35mm equivalent, but not F-stop?

Started Jul 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
ultimitsu
ultimitsu Veteran Member • Posts: 6,650
Re: Focal length 35mm equivalent, but not F-stop?
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Chikoo wrote:

Why?

Because it would make lenses sound a lot less impressive.

LX3 was the first consumer grade camera to sport an F2.0 lens at the time, a lot of people, including myself, went "wow!" I was so "wow-ed" I bought not one, but two.

3 years later Panasonic released an even more amazing F1.4 LX7, but by then I already understood that it actually isnt all that amazing. it didnt really offer much over XZ1, and later RX100 eclipsed it significantly with an F1.8.

The whole point of understanding equivalence is to help one with camera selection. know what you are really getting.

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