So the "Angle of View" are not the same?

So if I have a Micro 4/3rds camera with a 12mm lens. And a full frame camera with a 24mm lens... I won't have the same AoV?

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  • BigAl
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    It depends on whether you quote the angle of view for the longest dimension, the shortest dimension or the diagonal of the sensor. If the Micro 4/3 sensor is exactly the same shape as a 35mm negative but both dimensions are halved then half the 35mm's focal length will produce the same angle of view. At 17.3x13mm the M4/3 standard is slightly bigger than 1/4 35mm sized and also a slightly different aspect ratio. The diagonal is actually 21mm compared to the 35mm's 43mm so the equivalent focal lengths will be slightly less than half.

    You are close enough for practical purposes.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    it will vary on the angle and light slightly.

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