Panama Street

This is one of the cutest streets in Philadelphia I think. Not that I have to choose among them, and not that there aren’t a lot of cute narrow streets with cobblestones and tiny rowhouses and giant trees breaking through the concrete sidewalks. But this is one I find particularly appealing.

Panama Street

Location:     Panama Street @ 24th Street, Fitler Square, Center City
Camera:     Canon EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
EXIF:     A-DEP, Pattern Metering, EV 0, 1/30 sec, F/7.1, ISO-100, 50 mm (80 mm equivalent)

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2 Comments so far

  1. Tim (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 2:37 pm

    I should know this, seeing that I’m using the same camera body and lens as you, but what’s the “80mm equivalent” referring to in your EXIF info?

  2. Tamara (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    Hi Tim,

    Well, you should only really know about it if you care to know how the angle of view of your lenses on your camera body compare to the angle of view you would get if you put those same lenses on a 35mm film camera body or a full-frame dSLR such as the Canon 5D (its sensor is the same size as 35mm film). So really, you may not care or need to know.

    I like to know because I want to be able to compare my results to people using these other cameras. For example, I might like the effect of a 24 mm wide angle lens on a film camera, but on my camera I would need to know that it would act like a 38 mm lens (a much less wide angle of view). So it’s useful to me as a point of comparison to other cameras.

    The reason I include it in my EXIF is that it’s more of a “standard”, if there is such a thing. That way regardless of whether you’re using a film SLR, a Nikon dSLR (which has a 1.5x crop factor, compared to the 1.6x crop factor of the consumer Canon dSLRs), or a full-frame dSLR, you can see what equivalent (and actual) focal length gave me the angle of view that you see in the photo.

    I realize it’s probably TMI though, but then again, all of the EXIF info I include is probably boring and/or uninterpretable for the casual viewer! I have to say that I’m even surprised to find that anyone is reading the EXIF… :) But I’m glad if you find it of interest.

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