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05-03-2006, 07:30 AM
I am curious about airshow photography.

I've heard that camera lenses in the 300mm-500mm range are the best.. is a 75mm-300mm different? I'm not understanding the millimeter aspect of things... any tips on websites that offer terms/explainations?


05-03-2006, 08:47 AM
MM = (and real photo nuts don't go freaky on me here about angel of view vs "zoom") the magnification of the subject.

Your eye sees roughly 50 mm for "Size" of objects (not angel of view since your eyes see a much wider picture then 50 mm lens) but a cup will look the same on a 50 mm lens as would on a human eye in size.