nikonians

Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

| |

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries News Workshops Shop Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of lens

jaymor


199 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
jaymor Basic Member
Sat 31-Jan-04 11:50 PM

hello all. i am researching in consideraton of acquiring the d70. in general,among many other things,i am unclear on how the multiplier effect has an impact on the focal length characteristics of the chosen lens at the moment.

just like everybody else, i have a preference to use a specific focal length over another for a particular shot..... i.e. candid people pictures in a room using a 20/24 mm lens versus 28/35/50 mm lens regardless whether they be taken with primes or zooms. another is the flattening or the opposite effect when say three different levels of depth is in the landscape shot and you use 105mm instead of 28mm.

so the question is, (at 1.5x) since the 28mm becomes 42mm must i now think that i am shooting more at 50mm and so adjust all my habits and logic accordingly or does it stay the same (28mm) except the image just got closer. in photoshop when i crop an image the perspective does not change or at least, i dont think so.

it gets more confusing for me because i am accustomed to using 28mm and have never used any wider. but if i have to use an 18mm lens will i be in unchartered territory as far as my experience and expectations are concerned?

and then there is the question where a full frame body might be in the near/far future such that my old lenses can be used and maybe avoid duplications.

if this is confusing, it's because i am confused.

thanks.

Subject
ID
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
1
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
2
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
3
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
8
     Reply message Perspective is the same
17
          Reply message RE: Perspective is the same
15
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
4
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
5
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
6
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
7
Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
9
     Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
10
          Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
11
          Reply message RE: digital body cropping factor: impact on choice of
12
               Reply message That's what I'm doing...
13
                    Reply message RE: That's what I'm doing...
14
                         Reply message RE: That's what I'm doing...
16

G