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APS-C refers to a smaller, "cropped" sensor size, as compared to a full-frame sensor

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Brightness of a full frame lens mounted on aps-c vs mounting an identical native aps-c lens [duplicate]

I am a bit confused about the effect of using a full-frame lens on a aps-c camera on the brightness of the resulting image. Lets say we have two lenses: A full frame 50mm f2 lens An aps-c 50mm f2 ...
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Viable way to adopt ~20mm lens to Olympus Pen F/FT film camera?

I am interested in Olympus Pen F/FT film camera system (APS-C on 35mm film). My largest concern is availability of wide angle lenses. I would like to have something like 28mm in 35mm equivalent, and ...
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Which Sigma SA Mount lenses render corner to corner sharp images on APS-H format of the Sigma sd Quattro H?

Sigma's sd Quattro is an APS-C format camera, while the sd Quattro H with the same mount is an APS-H format camera with a larger sensor than APS-C. Compared to "full frame", APS-C has a crop ...
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Do Full Frame cameras have significant advantage over APS-C ones in macro photography?

In this video on 35:52 the author compares two photos made with an APS-C and a Full Frame cameras: https://youtu.be/LMKmCZ6Gktk?t=2152 The difference is overwhelming. I'm evaluating switching to Full ...
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Why is my crop lens producing a circular image on my full-frame camera?

I have a Nikon D750 that is now giving a circular image when using my Nikon 18-300 DX VR lens. It was fine before. Why has this occurred and what do I need to do to fix it?
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FOV on an APS-C and Full frame 'lens' [duplicate]

So this is a question about aps-c and full frame 'lenses' and not sensor format. My sensor here is constant - a Canon APS-C. This might be an already answered question but I couldn't find any that ...
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Why smaller AoV APS-C has same aperture as larger AoV FF lens?

I am quite confused, FF focal length 50mm f/2.0 has aperture diameter 25mm APS-C lens 50mm f/2.0 has aperture diameter 25mm Then both lenses have same size front glass. However Angle of View for lens ...
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Decrease FF lens focal length for use on APS-C and still have it focus?

Need to convert very cheap vintage FF 50mm f/2.8 lens to work as 35mm lens for for APS-C, for having wider angle of view. Its kind of works by simply placing lens closer to camera sensor (without ...
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Why using 50mm lens on FF gives more DOF than using 50mm lens on APS-C?

Provided both lenses are 50mm focal length never change why using 50mm lens on FF gives more DOF than when using same lens on APS-C. 50mm lens on FF f/2.0 focus distance 2m gives DOF = 18cm 50mm lens ...
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Does using a focal reducer shrink depth of field?

When I use a 50mm f/2 lens on an APS-C camera with a focal reducer (speed booster), the angle of view is similar to a full-frame camera. Will I also get shallower Depth of Field (more background blur)...
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APS-C + speedbooster vs full frame

I own a Nikon in DX-format (Nikon name for APS-C sensor, crop factor ~1.5) and I'm considering buying a 50mm prime lens soon for it. (To be complete, my camera is a D5200, although I don't think the ...
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There are many f2.8 zooms for FF. Why are there so few f2/f1.8 zooms for APS-C?

APS-C/Super35 cameras are less staple for film than they were before, but are still widely used. Besides, there are quite a few semi-professional APS-C DSLRs on the market. As far as I understand, a ...
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matching field of view between apsc and full frame

I'm sure this is a dumb question. I'm upgrading from a sony a6 aps-c to a sony a7Rii full frame and trying to determine which focal length of FE primes I want. I'm using my aps-c a6 as a reference to ...
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Sensor size and pixels amount impact on image quality

Digital cameras have two characteristics: sensor size and pixels amount (in MP). I know the bigger sensor is and the more pixels amount is the better for the final image quality. But what ...
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Using FF lens on APS-C changes lens aperture value?

Someone told me that hen using Full frame lens on APS-C camera (1.5x crop factor) in addition to multiplying focal length by crop factor (e.g. 35mm * 1.5 = 52mm actual focal length on APS-C) you also ...
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Calculate lens FOV difference between Full-frame and APS-C sensors?

According to manufacturer specs 20mm lens has Field of View 94 degrees on FF (35mm) sensor and 70 degrees on APS-C sensor. Another 35mm lens only has Field of View specified for FF (35mm) 63 degrees. ...
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Comparing images of full frame against APS-C at same (large) focal length

About me As an enthusiast photographer, I am currently working with a Canon 80D with the following lenses: Canon EF-S 15-85 mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon EF 70-300 mm f4-5.6L IS USM Only a small fraction ...
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Which lens do you recommend for entry level bird and wildlife photography on Canon APS-C DSLRs?

My son got a EOS 800d camera for his 21st birthday. The included lens is a 18-55mm f/4.5.6 IS STM. He is finding that it does not zoom enough to take good pictures of local wildlife. We have several ...
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APS-C lenses on full frame Mirrorless bodies

I was wondering about the use of lenses designed for smaller sensors on full frame bodies. This originally comes up regarding a discussion of Canon EF-S lenses with adapters on full frame Mirrorless ...
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What image will I get if I attached a DSLR lens to an iPhone sensor?

As we all know, we will get a cropped image when we use the same lens on FF and APS-C. The image is kind of zoomed-in. THe image quality of the two images would depends on the sensor quality. If I ...
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What is the difference between, for example, a Nikon 50mm DX lens and a Nikon 50 mm FX lens? [duplicate]

What is the difference between, for example, a Nikon 50mm DX lens and a Nikon 50 mm FX lens? Both have the same focal length of 50 mm, but why does Nikon produce a DX lens and an FX lens? What is the ...
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Should I purchase a speed booster to enlargen my kit lens's field of view, or purchase a 35mm prime?

I own a Canon Rebel T7i with only a kit lens and the APS-C sensor size is bothering me for some reason. Is it a good idea to purchase a speed booster in order to take my APS-C sensor into a full-...
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Small spots on EOS m50 sensor [duplicate]

I had open my lens of Canon EOS m50 while I am on a ferry to a local island near by. Once I reach home I saw few spots on sensor which doesn't look like dust. I used swabs and cleaned the sensor it ...
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What to look for in a fisheye that is to be useful at multiple sensor formats?

I am aware there are multiple projection types, and a complicated relationship between imaging circle, focal length and how a crop will look like. How to choose a fisheye that is useful on a full ...
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Why don't my calculations based on a crop factor of 1.5 work for the Nikon P1000?

I know that Nikon cameras APS-C sensors has a crop factor of 1.5 but if we apply this to calculate the equivalent focal lenght in 35mm format for the Nikon P1000 camera we will not get the exact ...
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How is focal length facial distortion different on an APS-C sensor compared to a full frame? [duplicate]

From my understanding (and research) focal length affects how a face will end up looking on a photograph. Here's an example of focal length distortion on a full-frame sensor: My question is: will a ...
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APS-C crop factor 1.5x or 1.53x

I'm having issues wrapping my head around how to get crop factor based on 35mm. I understand what crop factor is but my math is confusing me. For example, everyone knows that aps-c is a 1.5x crop ...
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Use a fisheye lens on APS-C camera as ultra wide angle

Is it a good idea to use a full frame fisheye lens, like a Canon EF L 8-15 f/4 USM Fisheye (or any other similar) as ultra wide angle lens on an APS-C camera? In my understanding, the APS-C will just ...
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Is there a noticeable difference in image quality between Micro Four Thirds and APS-C entry-level DSLR cameras?

I am thinking about either buying a Nikon d3400 (APS-C or an Olympus OM-D EM-10 mkii (M4/3). In principle I would prefer the Olympus, as it is much smaller and could fit in a jacket pocket. However ...
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Do I need shallow DoF and a large sensor for travel photography? [closed]

I am really conflicted in my camera needs. Currently I am sporting a tiny RX100 and even that is rarely used as smartphones have become our main cameras. We're going travelling for 3 months, the ...
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Best technique for taking sharp photos with only a few auto focus points? [duplicate]

I have some Canon APS-C cameras which only have 9 or 11 AF points and I find the focus points are mostly in the center of the view finder. I work around it by finding the closest point, half-pressing ...
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Will switching from Canon to Nikon as a way to improve image quality make my stock images saleable? [duplicate]

I'm an amateur currently owning a Canon 700D and a few lenses (18-55, 10-18, 55-250 and 50 1.8 STM). As I try to do some stock photography, image quality is my main concern, and 700D has a very ...
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Is the Canon 5D noise at low light better than the Rebel T3i/4i/5i/6i models?

I have the T2i (550D) and T3i (600D) and they are basically the same. The T4i, T5i, and T6i seem to be only minor improvements in ISO, saturation, and video/still quality as well. Now that the full ...
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How does the smaller mirror in APS-C cameras offer these advantages?

As Wikipedia says here The smaller mirror used in APS-C cameras also allows optical elements to protrude further into the camera body, which enhances the possibilities for wide angle and very wide ...
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What is the difference between APS-C and CMOS sensors?

I'm looking to get my first DSLR, and I see some cameras listed as having an APS-C sensor and some as having a CMOS sensor. What's the difference between these two sensor types?
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What matters for low light performance?

I really enjoy taking pictures at night, however my current point and shoot is not quite cutting it, so I'm looking to step up to a DSLR. I've mostly been looking at Canon's Rebel line and have read ...
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Is there any point in ultra-high ISO for DSLR [not film]? [duplicate]

This isn't a moan - though it easily could be - but is there any real practical use for the high ISO capabilities of modern DSLRs? Some background, as this is my first question here - I'm very new to ...
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Will 1 Inch sensor give same exposure at same aperture and ISO settings compared to APS-C sensor? [duplicate]

I know that APS-C is many times bigger than 1 inch and it dramatically effects shallow depth of field. But I was wondering if I'll shoot night city for example with same aperture and ISO setting on ...
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Does say a 35mm on an APS-C camera have the same facial/other deformations as a 35mm? [duplicate]

I am about to purchase a 35mm (Nikon 35mm F1.8 DX) for my APS-C camera, to get the equivalent of a 50mm lens. I want to use it for portraiture a bit, but I'm worried the facial deformations will ...
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Does it actually matter considering DxOMark's Perceived MPix Score for lenses?

The score of Tamron 70-200 f2.8 Di VC is higher than Canon 70-200mm f4L IS on an APS-C Canon Camera like the 550D. Does this make the lens better than an L Lens in terms of image quality? Autofocus? ...
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Canon APS-C: what is the maximum sensor size EF-S lenses are designed to support?

Given that Canon APS-C cameras differ in sensor size (e.g. 70D has a 22,5 x 15,0 mm and 700D has 22,3 x 14,9) is it possible for future models to switch from a 1,6 to 1,5 factor like Nikon crop ...
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How to get wide angle shots; upgrade to FF or get a wide lens?

I'm theoretically confused when it comes to the question; upgrade to FF, or get very wide lens? I have a 70D and mostly use the canon 24-105mm f/4 L lens. The issue I have with this lens is the crop ...
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Buying a Nikon DSLR Camera body only, is a 35mm and 55-200mm lens enough for most cases?

New to photography using DSLR. I am planning to buying an entry level Nikon DSLR (perhaps the D3300). I read around and decided to buy the body only, excluding the kit lens. I have decided to go ...
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Does an APS-C lens label itself with effective or true focal length? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if I've phrased this correctly, but I've just purchased two prime lenses: Nikkor 50mm f1.8/G (FX) Nikkor 35mm f1.8/G (DX) I know that the effective focal length of the 50mm FX lens is ...
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Can I use Canon EF-S lens designed for crop sensor with a full-frame Sony E mount camera?

Considering an Canon EF/EF-S mount adapter for a Sony E mount camera. Will a full frame A series sony camera like the A7s II be able to use a EF-S lens? I am guessing that yes, because the sony ...
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Effective focal length of kit 16-50mm lens on A6000 (APS-C 1.5x crop factor) [duplicate]

This is likely a tedious question for you guys but, as a camera noob, I'm miffed, so please bear with me. I have a: Sony A6000 (APS-C 1.5x crop sensor). With kit lens: SELP1650 lens (16-50mm) So, ...
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Need recomended lens for both "full body portraits" & "family or groups" both with background bokehs

I am planning to buy modular lens style DSLR (Sony ILCE-QX1), it has 20.1MP APS-C, 23.2 x 15.4 mm sensor. http://www.sony.net/Products/di/en-us/products/cm32/index.html?contentsTop=1 However, to ...
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Using a full frame lens on a crop sensor camera [duplicate]

I have a Canon 70D APS-C sized sensor camera. I currently have a Sigma 10-20mm, a Canon 50mm 1.8, a Canon 75-300mm and of course the kit lens. I want to buy the Canon 24-105mm F4 L as an upgrade. I ...
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Why does Sony say that a 35mm lens is "35mm equivalent when used with an APS-C camera?"

I'm thinking of getting a Sony A6000 with a Sony SEL35F18 Lens. I'm a little confused about the actual focal length (and/or field of view) of the lens when attached to an APS-C sized sensor. The Lens ...
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How does "designed for APS-C" affect focal length? [duplicate]

If a lens is designated by manufacturer as "designed for crop sensor" (i.e. DC in Sigma, DX in Nikon, DT in Sony), how would that affect the calculation of practical focal length (equivalent focal ...
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