How to tell from the specs that your camera is a FF or Crop?


raccoon80

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I've got myself a new 50D but I do not know how to tell if it's a FF or Crop..any seniors can teach?:embrass:
 

Rashkae

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Did you bother to read your manual? There is also the information on the box, on the canon website, in the 1001 reviews online... and you actually bought a camera without knowing anything about it? No research??
 

ziploc

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Oh, and to answer your question, please see the spec on Canon website. Click the "Specifications" tab, under "Type, Compatible Lenses", it says "35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length". That is the crop factor you're looking for.
 

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It's probably one of those situations when one decides to just go out and get a DSLR: "wowed by a XXD, impressed, get it"... then deciding to do a search on the internet on how good (or bad) it is, AND THEN discovering that there's such thing as a Full Frame camera...

Probably not the first as well. :bsmilie:

No worries, 50D is NOT a full-frame, not even the highly advertised 7D using Ken Watanabe to promote it... unless you get 5D or 1D. Did my research way before I've decided on my DSLR - which I still haven't even purchased yet... :bsmilie:

Welcome to CS, fret not, 50D isn't too bad of a camera after all, full-frame or not (full-frame doesn't always win all situations either)...
 

dingaroo

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I've got myself a new 50D but I do not know how to tell if it's a FF or Crop..any seniors can teach?:embrass:
Hi raccoon. Which weasel sold you this camera?

Firstly, let me :mad2:

Secondly, you got an APS-C camera.

HTH.

Cheers!
 

raccoon80

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Hi raccoon. Which weasel sold you this camera?

Firstly, let me :mad2:

Secondly, you got an APS-C camera.

HTH.

Cheers!
aiya..just can blame myself for not understanding all the terms in photography nah...still trying to learn here from all seniors..

Anyway, what's APS-C and HTH??
 

ZerocoolAstra

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APS-C is the nomenclature for the size of the image sensor used on your camera. All cameras with such a size of sensor (or approximating it) are loosely known as APS-C cameras.


HTH = hope that helps
 

ZerocoolAstra

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raccoon80, you really so loaded that you bought a 50D and 17-55 f/2.8 (at least $3K combo) without really knowing what you need?

heheheh quite fortunate :)
 

raccoon80

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yes yes,....and you are too lazy to even google it?
btw...
http://tinyurl.com/26vpnbe
Looked thru canon website,magazines and even all these forums..but sometimes still don't understand unless my fren explained to me..

I'm more to the hands-on type..need to see for myself then will know type lar..haizz..
 

Numnumball

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raccoon80, you really so loaded that you bought a 50D and 17-55 f/2.8 (at least $3K combo) without really knowing what you need?

heheheh quite fortunate :)
bro, i knew a friend recently who bought D3s with the trinity lens but still thinking of how and what to use it for.. :sweat:
 

raccoon80

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raccoon80, you really so loaded that you bought a 50D and 17-55 f/2.8 (at least $3K combo) without really knowing what you need?

heheheh quite fortunate :)
I heard many gd things of 50D and this lens..I tried my dad's 1000D and got hooked onto DSLR...

If u ask me 500D or 550D, I don't want bcos I don't want to take video. I like taking photos..

From a PnS to a 1000D...now i want something of my own..so got this combo :)
 

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Back in the old days, it's like buying a Ferrari and then... "urm, what's a stick shift?" :bsmilie:

Sorry dude, sorry to rub it in like that. Is there still time to go back and upgrade to a 5D at least? I think some retailers wouldn't mind doing that - extra bucks to make anyway?
 

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bro, i knew a friend recently who bought D3s with the trinity lens but still thinking of how and what to use it for.. :sweat:
Easy, put it into a nice shinny cabinet, on a pedestal with multiple spot lights on it...there! Instant show piece! :bsmilie:
 

IceCarbon

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Looked thru canon website,magazines and even all these forums..but sometimes still don't understand unless my fren explained to me..

I'm more to the hands-on type..need to see for myself then will know type lar..haizz..
:bsmilie: Type "crop sensor camera" into google or youtube and you will get many explanations. Alot are simplified and easy to understand.

You will even come across the term "APS-C" which you can again input into google for a detailed explanation.

You can also try "50d crop" in google and you will get this result

Full frame vs crop: 5D vs 50D: Canon EOS 7D / 50D - 10D Forum ...
11 Oct 2008 ... There is absolutely no advantage with a cropped sensor.
forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019... - Cached - Similar



which i think the title pretty much answer your question?
 

Anson

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bro, i knew a friend recently who bought D3s with the trinity lens but still thinking of how and what to use it for.. :sweat:
Recently saw a gentleman at canon digilab asking the personal there, can you recommend me a semi-pro body. But from the question he ask, can tell that he have very limited knowledge on photography.

Sound like $$$ seem to be no object to most people nowadays, hence to them getting the best in the market would "guarantee" a great shot... :think:
 

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