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Forum: General Discussion May 30, 2003, 8:58 PM
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Posted By BillDrew
You are free to define things the way you want as...

You are free to define things the way you want as well as living under the bridge with the other trolls.
Forum: General Discussion May 30, 2003, 11:14 AM
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Posted By BillDrew
Not the same as "zooming" (silly word), but the...

Not the same as "zooming" (silly word), but the difference is subtle. The field of view that comes from cropping can be exactly the same as shooting with a longer lens, but at lower resolution. My...
Forum: General Discussion May 28, 2003, 3:20 PM
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Posted By BillDrew
No it isn't the same thing. Even negleting the...

No it isn't the same thing. Even negleting the difference in resolution, that change would be an effective increase in focal length by a factor of 1.775 - the ratio of the linear dimensions.

No...
Forum: General Discussion May 28, 2003, 11:27 AM
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Posted By BillDrew
What he is trying to say is that a long lens will...

What he is trying to say is that a long lens will put more pixels of a distant object than a (cropped) image taken with a shorter lens. It really has nothing whatsoever to do with zoom - take a...
Forum: General Discussion May 27, 2003, 11:08 PM
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Posted By BillDrew
True only if you are interested in shooting with...

True only if you are interested in shooting with a long lens. I tend to want a short lens, and have had to figure out how to stitch images to get that - the hard way of doing it. That is one clear...
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