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I look at it simply this way - I look through my D800E full frame with my 50mm lens and what I see in the camera is a tiny bit smaller than what I see with my eye therefore not magnified but reduced. I guess around 60mm but will try my 60mm tomorrow.


To achieve the same depth of field with a 50mm lens, you would have to set your aperture to f/16. I would like to explain hyperfocal distance to you. In case of an 35mm lens with f/8 the hyperfocal distance is 5m (17 ft). It means, you can not focus closer and still keep infinity (reasonably) sharp. If you would focus at 2m (6.5 ft), the far limit of your ...


The rule is about the hyperfocal distance, about setting your aperture such that you don't have to spend any time on focusing and thus can take pictures very quickly and spontaneously. With today's fast autofocus, it's much less important. The answer to your question is: it depends, because you're not, in fact, specific enough. It still depends on your ...


The "f/8 and be there" rule, for a 35mm lens on a full frame camera is really about the hyperfocal distance and the distance from which everything in your shot will be in focus. So with those settings, one could expect that without having to focus at all, if you're at the right place at the right time, your subject/scene will be in focus, and thus save you ...


First of all, "f/8 and be there" is an old photojournalist adage. Basically, it's more important to be "there" then how technically proficient you are. Second, your settings actually do depend on the situation. f/stop is more important than focal length (all though the two can affect each other). More importantly, what is your ISO and shutter speed in ...


Focal length, in and of itself, has nothing to do with lens quality. Focal length is just a way of measuring how much a lens bends light by expressing it as the distance behind the front of the lens(more or less) where colimated light is brought to focus. When a lens has a dash between two numbers it means that you are looking at a zoom lens. The first ...

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