Good day. I promise this will be my last dumb post with silly questions untill
the winter. Until then i'll try contribute positively.
I have been trying to learn a few bits about
Focal length, which confuses the hell out of me. I have established
that for 35mm-format camera's (the film ones, i guess), a focal length of
50mm is the "normal" view. Like our eyes. Everything smaller is
considered wideview, and everything higher is telephoto.
Now for example, the lens, Konica Kiron 50-200mm 4.5 (fictional example)
assuming this lens is built for a 35mm format camera, it means the camera
would have a focal length of 50 to 200, meaning normal view untill 4X the
distance of normal view.
Does it mean it has "4X zoom" ? (basically: means it can focus on an
object 4 times farther than the 50mm (normal view) view ?
Question 2] camera in question: http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolo...igimax-L60.JPG
My little digicam (with video option) has this written on the rim of the
lens: zoom 6.5-18mm (6x zoom). Since I suspect its lens has a way lower
focal length number because it doesnt follow the 35mm format camera, how
can I establish how it compares with the Konica Kiron 50-200mm 4.5 MC (which is substantially
Question 3] (Only applicable if question 1 is correct)
If a lens with focal length of 200mm (35mm system standard) is basically 4x zoom,
and my little digicam of above really has 6X zoom, Would anyone preffer a 1970's camera
with said 200mm lens or above digicam to record/snap any action from
70 meter/230ft distance ?