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This comes from the world of video. I'm shooting an event with 20-300mm zoom lenses on HD video cameras. The cameras are physically 35 feet from the stage, given that information how tight of a shot (width x height) can I get given those numbers on a 6' person?

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You need focal length and also the size of the camera sensor, WxH in mm of sensor size. If the camera is 16:9 format in a 3:2 or 4:3 camera sensor, you need the 16:9 frame size at the sensor.

Then field of view calculators give you the field of view for a specified focus distance. One is http://www.scantips.com/lights/fieldofview.html

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Heh, beat me to the punch with the same link. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 3, 2017 at 20:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SandorDosa the difference is, that link is published by Wayne, and not you. =) \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Apr 3, 2017 at 21:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @scottbb Yeah, that would tend to help... Oh well. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 3, 2017 at 21:43

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