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#1 Michael Althaus

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:08 PM

I was reading a book today that stated that a telephoto lens has a focal lengths of >85mm and a wide angle <28mm. It confused me a little bit. Can you really make a definition like that. I mean, if I use a 28mm lens on a super8 camera or 1/3 video camera, this lens becomes a long lens. This means I could say a 28mm lens is a long lens when shooting on super8, right? So if a certain lens (??mm) is a long-focal-lenghth lens depends on what format is shot... is that correct or not?

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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:18 PM

You're right. The numbers given would be for 35mm film. That should have been stated somewhere.



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#3 Jon Kukla

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:54 AM

Identical focal lengths have different fields of view depending on the size of the format.
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