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#1 Madrugada


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:49 AM

I own an A6300 (APS-C, E-Mount).


Was watching Kai's video on street photography;




I think he shoots Canon (?)  Is he referring to lenses for full frame sensors? If I agree with what this video is saying about 50mm does that mean for an APS-C camera like mine I should get an ~35mm lens to get an equivalent effect given the crop factor of the sensor?

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

I am not familiar with your kit and am NO expert..


Street photography is something I have yet to try. Though I suspect 50mm is chosen as it is less likely to attract attention to the photographer than a zoom, though I have a DX 55-70 zoom that is not that much larger than a 50mm in terms of being noticeable..?


I suspect a 50mm DX lens on a crop sensor may provide the same field of vision as an  50mm FX lens on a full frame camera.. Logical..? Though I have been wrong before..(-:


I suspect that a flip up screen might help, as I used to take pics at family gatherings with a Coolpix that provided the equivalent of a flip up LCD.... While you are sitting down looking down at your camera LCD people are not so aware that you are taking their picture and you can capture some very nice and natural pics that way...


Good luck in your choices. 

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