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    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    | Photography Tutorials | Tutorials | 03/04/2014 12:41pm
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    All lenses create a circular image, and your camera’s sensor simply records a rectangular portion of this. A full-frame compatible lens creates an image circle the covers the full-frame sensor, and provides a cropped image with a smaller ‘crop-factor’ sensor. In this quick guide we offer four must-know tips for getting to grips with full-frame lenses for the first time.

    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    1 Compatibility
    Full-frame lenses are designed to work with cameras with full-frame sensors, but are fully compatible with smaller APS-C sensors. You’ll need to multiply the focal length of the lens by x1.6 to work out the ‘effective’ focal length.

    SEE MORE: Full frame sensor size – how to exploit its advantages and cool effects

    2 Wide-angle woes
    The sensor size has a negative impact when using a wide full-frame lens on an APS-C camera: a 24mm full-frame lens gives roughly the same angle of view as 40mm lens. When it comes to choosing a wide full-frame lens, go wider than you think you’ll need…

    3 Tele advantage
    …this magnification effect is a bonus for long lenses. A 70-200mm lens on an APS-C camera delivers the same view as 112-320mm on a full-frame camera, while a 500mm telephoto lens effectively becomes a whopping 800mm!

    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    4 Full frame
    Using a full-frame lens on a full-frame camera means that not only do you get the full picture when shooting wide-angle pictures, you can also achieve shallow depth of field effects more easily – great for producing pro-looking portraits.

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    Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 12:41 pm under Photography Tutorials, Tutorials.

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