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Old Saturday 13th October 2018, 05:21   #9
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Originally Posted by Apodidae49 View Post
God, I miss the box Brownie and the Instamatic!
Digital has a lot of advantages, but simplicity is not always one of them.

I think on this topic, in particular, the marketing and common usage of saying "crop factor increases focal length" or calling it the "focal length multiplier" has done a disservice and added a lot of confusion.

If it were presented solely as "crop factor" meaning you take a 35mm picture then divide the length and width by the crop factor (making a smaller picture for DX or a larger picture for medium format) it would avoid the whole focal length confusion. The focal length stays the same.

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