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Focal Length equivalents

The following is just a handy little table providing the approximate equivalent Focal Lengths (based on their corresponding Horizontal Angles Of View) for a range of common lens types and photographic formats.

Lens type (H-AOV) 'Full Frame' 35mm film / digital (24x36mm) APS-C digital (~ 16x24mm) m43 digital (~ 18x13.5mm) 'Medium Format' digital (33x44mm / 30x45mm) 'Medium Format' 6x4.5 / 6x6 film 'Medium Format' 6x7 film 'Large Format' 4x5" film 'Large Format' 8x10" film
Ultrawide-angle (> 80 deg) < 21 < 14 < 11 < 25 < 35 < 40 < 75 < 150
Wide-angle (75-55 deg) 24-35 16-23 12-18 30-45 40-60 50-70 90-130 180-260
NORMAL (~ 40 deg) 50 35 25 65 80 95 180 360
Medium tele (25-15 deg) 75-135 50-90 40-70 95-180 120-220 150-270 280-500 550-1000
Long Tele (< 10 deg) > 200 > 135 > 100 > 250 > 300 > 400 > 750 > 1500
FL and AOV (wide, 'normal', tele)
FL and AOV (wide, 'normal', tele)
FL and AOV (example photo)
FL and AOV (example photo)