The Canon 5D, from "Steve's Digicams" review

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Rich, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    This paragraph:

    "The 5D is the first moderately-priced dSLR with a full-frame image
    sensor, eliminating the crop factor or focal length multiplier that
    has made wide angle shooting difficult with dSLR's; the Canon EF
    17-40mm f/4 L has an effective focal length range of 17-40mm on the
    5D! While this is great for photographers who rely heavily on wide
    angle lenses, it will not be welcomed by sports shooters who have
    enjoyed having an effective focal length of 640mm from their
    20D-attached 400mm lens. "

    So, the implication is here that a cropped format camera doesn't
    simply show a smaller "area" with a given lens, it also produces
    a greater telephoto effect, in essense showing details that
    the FF camera would were it equipped with a lens of the same
    equivalent focal length??
    So a 400mm lens actually becomes a 640mm lens because of the cropped
    focal ratio?? The myth is TRUE!!!!!!
    Rich, Nov 17, 2005
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  2. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Further to the statement:

    "-The 5D's telephoto shots can cropped in an image editor, but to
    realize the same effective focal length as a 20D, the 5D's cropped
    image would be left with only about 5-megapixels of resolution."
    Rich, Nov 17, 2005
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  3. Rich

    Skip M Guest

    No, Rich, and even you don't believe that.
    Skip M, Nov 17, 2005
  4. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I was just hoping! Imagine a sensor, a couple mm's square, with
    1.8um pixels. Converting a 100mm into a 500mm lens!!!!!
    Talk about power and resolution in a small package!
    Rich, Nov 17, 2005
  5. Rich

    Skip M Guest

    Well, it is a long established fact, "There's no such thing as a free
    Skip M, Nov 17, 2005
  6. Rich

    Gormless Guest

    Why don't you talk about your total failure to understand digital
    Gormless, Nov 17, 2005
  7. I guess, in a sense, he is doing exactly that.
    Charles Schuler, Nov 17, 2005
  8. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I'd rather talk about your inability to recognize truth from fiction.
    Rich, Nov 18, 2005
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