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    Dear Experts,
    1) what is the term 35mm equivalence?
    How do i get the 35mm equivalence?

    2) I am confused with the focal length multiplier and how it relates to wide angle setting value?

    please advise

    Thanks in advance.

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    Try this for starters --> http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...dslr-mag.shtml

    Do a search on Google with "Digital SLR crop factor" as a search term, a few well written articles available.

    Cheers,

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    dkw's link is much more comprehensive here, do read it up...
    mine is not that clear... might make some pp confused... hehe,
    will delete my original post, in case create confusion...

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    Default thks to both

    Ok, i noiw understnad the diff betwn DSLR and 35mm equivalent cameras.

    I would like to further pursue my question on 35mm equivalence? How do we get the 35mm equivalence of a camera?

    This is pertaining to normal cameras and not DSLR.

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    >> I would like to further pursue my question on 35mm equivalence? How do we get the 35mm equivalence of a camera?

    >> This is pertaining to normal cameras and not DSLR.

    Not sure what you mean by this question.
    By normal camera, are you referring to digicams (P & S) vs DSLRs?

    Because if you are referring to 35mm FILM cameras, then 35mm equivalence is irrelevant, since 35mm film IS 35mm.

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    mfopus,
    i am refering to prosumer models like sony f828 or pansonic fz20? how does the 35mm come about? what does it mean to have 35mm equivalence? not refering to the expert type DSLR.

    Would u care to teach me? thks

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    The 35mm equivalent focal length of a digicam is simply the focal length on a 35mm film camera that will give you the same field of view.

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