Equivalent or not ?

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Equivalent or not ?

"What lens is that?" he asks. "It's a 14-42mm", say I. "Wow, 14mm that's REALLy wide, hey," he responds. "Well, actually, in 35mm terms, because the sensor on my camera is half the size of a full frame, it's the equivalent field of view of 28mm; so it's not all that wide." "Oh." I've stopped going into long and involved explanations. To short-circuit it all I tell 'em it's 28-84mm lens and they're happy. Most of my friends have either Canon or Nikon with the x1.6 or x1.5 conversion, and there is never the long-winded discussion about focal lengths and f.o.v. etc. Is it just me, am I taking this a little strangely ?

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Olympus XZ-1 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Olympus 14-150 F4-5.6 II
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