FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

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Don Richardson Senior Member • Posts: 1,454
FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

I usually shoot Canon DSLR with a 1.6 X multiple or a 400 mm lens is 640 mm. and my 150-600mm = 240mm-960mm.

I'm interested in the FZ1000 to lessen my load since I'm getting older and weaker. I used to own and love the FZ50 but changed to the DSLR when it became apparent Panasonic wasn't going to up-grade the 1.7" sensor.

My Sensor chart states that the multiple on a 1" sensor is 2.71. The add for the FZ1000 says 25-400mm equivalent. Is that 35mm equivalent 400 mm = 400 mm or 400 mm X 2.71 X = 1084mm? I can't remember how that worked on the P&S cameras

It looks like Panasonis finally up-graded the FZ50.

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cainn24 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,892
Re: FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

The real focal length is 9.1-146mm. So, 25-400mm in 35mm equivalent terms. IOW, already converted

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morepix Veteran Member • Posts: 9,230
Re: FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

It means the max telephoto capability of the lens has same angle of view that a 400mm lens would have on a full-frame camera.

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Re: FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

Don Richardson wrote:

I usually shoot Canon DSLR with a 1.6 X multiple or a 400 mm lens is 640 mm. and my 150-600mm = 240mm-960mm.

I'm interested in the FZ1000 to lessen my load since I'm getting older and weaker. I used to own and love the FZ50 but changed to the DSLR when it became apparent Panasonic wasn't going to up-grade the 1.7" sensor.

My Sensor chart states that the multiple on a 1" sensor is 2.71. The add for the FZ1000 says 25-400mm equivalent. Is that 35mm equivalent 400 mm = 400 mm or 400 mm X 2.71 X = 1084mm? I can't remember how that worked on the P&S cameras

It looks like Panasonis finally up-graded the FZ50.

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Don, equated to your 1.6x camera, the lens on the new Panasonic is about the same as a zoom whose range runs from 16-256mm.... much like the new one from Tamron - although that extends slightly further at the long end, viz:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1029404-REG/tamron_16_300mm_f_3_5_6_3_di_ii.html

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OP Don Richardson Senior Member • Posts: 1,454
Re: FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

Thanks everybody for the reply. I guess that settles it for me now. I was willing to give some on IQ from DSLR to the FZ1000 but being a birder I can't go from my 960mm down to 400mm. I'm always looking for reach and this just wouldn't do it for me.

It sure looks to be a nice camera on paper and from all the samples I've seen so far though. Panasonic came reall seems to have come through for you'll this time.

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Re: FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

Isola Verde wrote:

Don Richardson wrote:

I usually shoot Canon DSLR with a 1.6 X multiple or a 400 mm lens is 640 mm. and my 150-600mm = 240mm-960mm.

I'm interested in the FZ1000 to lessen my load since I'm getting older and weaker. I used to own and love the FZ50 but changed to the DSLR when it became apparent Panasonic wasn't going to up-grade the 1.7" sensor.

My Sensor chart states that the multiple on a 1" sensor is 2.71. The add for the FZ1000 says 25-400mm equivalent. Is that 35mm equivalent 400 mm = 400 mm or 400 mm X 2.71 X = 1084mm? I can't remember how that worked on the P&S cameras

It looks like Panasonis finally up-graded the FZ50.

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Don, equated to your 1.6x camera, the lens on the new Panasonic is about the same as a zoom whose range runs from 16-256mm.... much like the new one from Tamron - although that extends slightly further at the long end, viz:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1029404-REG/tamron_16_300mm_f_3_5_6_3_di_ii.html

Peter

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It would be about the same but with the Canon DSLR we have the 1.6 X crop factor which equates fron 16-300 to 25.6-480 mm.

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Re: FZ-10000 400 equivalent means what on this camera

Don Richardson wrote:

My Sensor chart states that the multiple on a 1" sensor is 2.71. The add for the FZ1000 says 25-400mm equivalent. Is that 35mm equivalent 400 mm = 400 mm or 400 mm X 2.71 X = 1084mm? I can't remember how that worked on the P&S cameras

Don - your math is correct - it's just the focal lengths that are off. You need to feed the formula the actual focal lengths as engraved on the front of the lens

FZ1000 actual focal length range: 9.1-146mm

35mm EFL = 9.1x2.71-146x2.71 = 25-396mm EFL

Of course, there's rounding involved for all numbers so the 25-400mm are the nice, round marketing values.

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