DSLR crop factors?

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  1. Nick Cartwright

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    What is the crop factor of the popular DSLR’s?

    I know that the Olympus 4/3’s cameras are 2x.

    How about the Canon and the Nikon cameras?


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  2. h4rri

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    IIRC 1.6 meaning you multiply the focal length of the lense by 1.6 to receive the 35mm equivalent
     
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    Hi there.

    I think Canon is 1.6x and nikon 1.5x - hope I've that the right way round! :)

    Are you thinking of "jumping ship"?
     
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    Not all Canon DSLRs have a 1.6x crop factor, the 350D does, but the 1D Mk2 N has a 1.3x and the 5D and 1DS Mk2 are full frame cameras which means no crop factor, i.e. the sensor is the same size as 35mm film.
     
  5. Nick Cartwright

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    No, not ready to jump ship, I really like the Olympus even though I have no real point of reference.

    It was just something I read in a review of the Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm lens (14-28mm 35mm equivalent). The review said for the price you could buy a 350d and a 10-20mm lens. (the Olympus 7-14 is around £1100!)

    That would give you 16-32mm equivalent, only 2mm longer than the Olympus.

    If the Nikon is a 1.5 crop factor then you could get a D50 + Sigma 10-20 for even less and get even closer!

    Seems if you want to go wide then the Olympus E-System is an expensive way to do it!!!!
     

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