The fallacy of 35mm "equivalent focal lengths"

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Pixel Pooper Veteran Member • Posts: 3,030
Re: The fallacy of 35mm "equivalent focal lengths"

Tony Beach wrote:

My point is there is no such thing as an "equivalent focal length" because all focal lengths have their own unique characteristics.

They don't though. All the focal length tells us is what angle of view to expect on a given sensor size.

By invoking one limited aspect of a focal length as its used on a given sensor the other equally important aspects of that focal length are explicitly being disregarded.

What are these "other aspects" of the focal length?

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