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How is zoom measured? [duplicate]

Zoom meaning the ability to make something distant appear closer. Consumer cameras are sold with a maximum zoom which is supposed to define how much closer. For example a camera might be 40x zoom, ...
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How do I convert lens focal length (mm) to x-times optical zoom?

What is the rule to convert the 'mm' notation to the 'optical zoom' notation? I searched a bit and found this one: optical zoom = maximum focal length / minimum focal length For example a 18-55mm ...
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Will I miss anything if I replace my aging DSLR with a bridge camera?

This is my first question in /photography. I'm a very amateur photographer, doing things wrong and by eye with lots of trial-and-error all the time. I currently own a reflex Nikon D70 my uncle gave ...
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How do I choose between an SLR or an expensive P&S?

I am planning to buy a new camera and am all confused. I am an amateur photographer who likes to click good photographs. I try to make the most of my Nikon CoolPix camera and have some decent ...
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Longer Zoom Lens

I have D5000 Nikon and am looking for a longer zoom to take pictures of wildlife (live in Montana Rockies). I also have a Canon Powershot with 40x zoom - and the lens I have for my Nikon has a ...
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Zooming in meters [duplicate]

I'm new to photographing. But I'd like to know what 10x zoom means in meters. I know that it means the picture is enlarged 10 times, but what does it mean in meters? I mean does it mean like the ...
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Why don't DSLR camera specifications include a zoom ratio (e.g. 3x zoom) like compact cameras?

For example, there is no mention of the zoom here. I'm guessing that it's specified in some other specification. If so, what do I look at and how do I compute the zoom from it? I've looked at a few ...
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Nikon DSLR and optical Zooming [duplicate]

I want to buy a professional camera like Nikon D300. I googled a lot but did not overcome the following dubs. 1) I want a high optical zooming camera. In DSRL specification no zooming is specified. ...
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What is the actual distance for taking a photograph with a 4.3-180mm Super Zoom camera lens vs. a 55-200mm DSLR lens? [closed]

What will be the true actual distance for both lens in terms of actual meters?
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What does “angle of view equivalent to that of some lens in 35mm format” mean?

Does "angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-585 mm lens in 35mm [135] format" for a digital camera mean that the lens is equivalent to a 22.5-585 mm lens for a DSLR camera?
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Which has more zoom: a Nikon p520 or a 55-200 mm lens?

Which has greater zooming distance, the Nikon Coolpix P520 or a 55-200mm VR2 lens?
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Why does lower focal length magnifies objects better comparing to other camera? [duplicate]

I have a newbie question about focal length, what it actually means for lenses and how I can translate this into "how close to the target it's going to practically take me" (I don't want to use the ...