The fallacy of 35mm "equivalent focal lengths"

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jrtrent Veteran Member • Posts: 5,048
Re: The fallacy of 35mm "equivalent focal lengths"

Tony Beach wrote:


Ironically, even here at DPR equivalent focal lengths are often divorced from a complete understanding of what is or isn't equivalent. There is this idea that if a lens covers a certain FOV on a given format then it is somehow equivalent to whatever focal length that would cover that FOV on a 35mm format camera.

And I thank them for divorcing other issues from this basic and useful concept.

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