View Full Version : Using full frame lenses with small sensor size?
04-03-2005, 11:32 AM
I have the Canon 20d and have tried using Canon EF lenses with it and find that the depth of field for a given f-stop seems much smaller then when I use a EF-S lens designed for the smaller digital sensor. Am I imagening this or has anybody else seen this. I guess this might apply to any DSLR that has the smaller sensor. Thanks for any input...
04-03-2005, 01:51 PM
That is way that I understand it works.
04-04-2005, 06:09 PM
yes the ef-s is designed for the smaller lens, however I am not sure if this would cause less DoF on full frame sensors... I believe it would cause less Field of view but that is because the outside of the image is not on the sensor hence the "crop factor".
I know that there are some good links on this site somewhere that explain this and even a few more people who have read them. I have not had the time to really study full physics of only capturing the center of the image.
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