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by Vian Esterhuizen

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I'm a technician, not a photographer.


Jun
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revised Why does this article say that a 1.5× crop factor sensor is 43% smaller than a 35mm film cell?
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Jun
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comment Why does this article say that a 1.5× crop factor sensor is 43% smaller than a 35mm film cell?
(@A K) Regarding the suggested edit, the surface area actually does have nothing to do with the crop factor. The crop factor is mainly to do with focal length. So, say you were used to a 75mm lens on FF, you would divide that by 1.5 and come to 50mm. Or vise versa, if you had 50mm on APS-C, you would multiply it by 1.5 and get 75mm for "FF equivalence". I stand by my statement that it has nothing to do with surface area. As proven, 384mm² x 1.5 ≠ 864mm².
Jun
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revised Why does this article say that a 1.5× crop factor sensor is 43% smaller than a 35mm film cell?
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Jun
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answered Why does this article say that a 1.5× crop factor sensor is 43% smaller than a 35mm film cell?
Jun
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comment Why does this article say that a 1.5× crop factor sensor is 43% smaller than a 35mm film cell?
roughly 36mm by 24mm. This just happens to be the size of a 35mm film cell (remember film cameras?), and has come to be known as full-frame Ha! Just happens to be? No. It's no coincidence. 135 film format was actually the smallest and most convenient for film for it's time. I seriously wouldn't bother about "crop sensors" unless you are used to a particular focal length of a particular format.
May
28
comment Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)
Get a mirrorless camera, find a lens that's made for a smaller format than your mirrorless camera (C-mount?) and shoot away. Crop and edit out in a photo editor if you want it round.
May
18
comment Why do my camera shots have a dark area at the top?
Does the severity of the vignetting always change, or can you tell if it's directly related to the shutter speed?
May
15
comment Photo of an experiment
This isn't really a forum. It's a Q&A site. However, feel free to post a question (if you have one) about what you just posted! :)
May
12
comment What's the difference between colour space and bit depth?
I got a notification saying it's been viewed 2500 times and I got something for it. Which brought me back here. That's why it took so long!
May
12
comment What's the difference between colour space and bit depth?
Changed the answer because of the illustrations.
May
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accepted What's the difference between colour space and bit depth?
May
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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
29
comment What does it mean when something is “distracting”?
I find some "bokehlicious" photos a huge distraction!
Apr
24
comment Adapter for Olympus SLR lenses on Sony a6000 camera?
Selling the SONY gear and investing in an E-M1 is also an option. However, I'm aware that the E-M1 is more expensive than the a6000.
Apr
22
comment Results of a Sigma 12-24mm Full Frame Ultra wide lens on a Canon 70D
It was only a suggestion. Interior architectural gave me the impression there wasn't much space. Funny how all the photos in the accepted answer are all outdoors...
Apr
21
comment Results of a Sigma 12-24mm Full Frame Ultra wide lens on a Canon 70D
I would suggest a shift adaptor.
Apr
21
comment Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?
Yes, with adaptors you can get issues with infinity focussing. However, I was never trying to argue that it's not situational. Your initial response to my comment sounded like you were saying "Do Pantex-K or Nikon F even fit on mirrorless cameras".
Apr
21
comment Can you estimate whether or not the sky is clear from a photographs metadata?
For some reason by answer is 9 hours behind yours but I didn't see yours when I posted it. I may have skimmed past it...
Apr
21
comment Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?
Yep. Which body to you want? Just google "K mount to..." Or "Nikon F mount to..." The most popular ones are m4/3, E & NEX mounts.
Apr
21
answered Can you estimate whether or not the sky is clear from a photographs metadata?