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

Started Jul 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Allan Olesen Veteran Member • Posts: 3,391
Re: Focal length 35mm equivalent, but not F-stop?

Pixel Pooper wrote:

MoreorLess wrote:

There are arguments about equivalents on both sides but lets be honest we all know the real reason, they want to manipulate the specs they give to make their product look as good as possible.

It would take a brave manufacturer to start calling their small cameras f/16 equivalent while everyone else was still calling theirs f/2.8.

Correct. But at least dpreview provides this service for us. Look in any recent test of a compact camera, and you will find a diagram like this, comparing equivalent f-stops of the tested camera to equivalent f-stops of other cameras:

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