On a full-frame digital or 35mm film camera, 1x magnification is achieved by using a 50mm lens. Therefore, a 100mm lens is 2x, 200mm lens is 4x, etc. To get the optics magnification factor, **simply divide the focal length of the lens by 50**.

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## How does focal length relate to magnification?

The focal length of a lens is determined **when the lens is focused at infinity**. … The longer the focal length, the narrower the angle of view and the higher the magnification. The shorter the focal length, the wider the angle of view and the lower the magnification.

## What magnification is a 300mm lens?

Here is an example: For a 300mm lens, divide 300 by 50 to get **6x magnification**.

## How much magnification is a 600mm lens?

This characteristic results in a **1.5x equivalent magnification** factor of your lens. A 600mm f/4 AF-S mounted with a Nikon D1h is a 900mm f/4 equivalent lens.

## What magnification is a 250mm lens?

At 250mm, the maximum magnification is **0.31x**, which does not come into the true 1:1 macro range. The closest focusing distance is 1.1 metres. Neither a distance scale nor indicators for depth of field or infrared adjustment are provided. The lens is supplied with end caps but no lens hood.

## How much magnification is a 400mm lens?

To calculate the magnification value of a lens, the focal length value of the lens needs to be divided by 50mm, the 1X equivalent magnification. So, for example, a 400mm lens on a full frame sensor camera has a binocular-equivalent magnification of **8X** (400mm divided by 50mm).

## Is Zoom same as magnification?

Optical zoom leverages the physical change in a lens to adjust the distance between camera sensor and subject, whereas digital zoom uses **magnification** technology to enlarge an area of an image (thereby compromising the integrity of the picture by cutting down on the megapixels).

## What is maximum magnification for lens?

Most standard zoom lenses give a maximum magnification factor of **about 0.3x**. Zoom lenses, and even some prime lenses with a ‘macro’ badge, give a greater magnification of around 0.5x. But if you’re buying a lens for close-up photography, a macro prime that gives a full 1.0x magnification is the best choice.

## How far can you shoot with a 600mm lens?

Are you asking the minimum focusing distance of that 600mm lens? If so the answer is **about 15ft**. If you mean how far away can it shoot distant objects then that depends on how big they are and how big you want them to be in the final image. It also depends on whether you are using a Full Frame or APS-C camera.

## Is 400mm enough for bird photography?

Yes, **400mm is enough for bird photography**. Don’t just take our word for it either, have a quick look at the Canon 400mm lens group on Flickr to see an impressive assortment of bird photography images shot at this focal length.

## What is the difference between 300mm and 400mm lens?

The difference between 300mm and 400mm isn’t that great, but bear in mind that the 400mm prime will almost certainly be sharper than the 70-300. As somebody said in a another thread, the angle of view of the 400mm lens will be 300/400 = **3/4** of the angle of view of the 300mm. This is a great tool.

## Is 55 250mm a telephoto lens?

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens from Canon is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens that is specifically designed for EOS DSLR cameras that use the EF-S lens mount with APS-C sized sensor.

## How far does a 70 300mm lens zoom?

Focal length | 70-300mm |
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Closest focusing distance | 1.5m / 4.9 ft. (through the entire zoom range) |

Maximum reproduction ratio | 1/4 |

No. of diaphragm blades | 9 (rounded) |

Filter/attachment size | 67mm |

## How far can a 70 200mm lens shoot?

A 200mm lens lets you shoot subjects **about 60 feet** away from you to fill the frame. Since lenses can focus at infinity, you can use a 200mm lens to capture subjects beyond 500 feet.

## How far can 200mm lens reach?

A 200mm lens lets you shoot subjects **about 60 feet** away from you to fill the frame. Since lenses can focus at infinity, you can use a 200mm lens to capture subjects beyond 500 feet.

## How far can a 800mm lens see?

That means that a photo taken 100 feet from the subject will cover an area that’s 6×9 feet. Magnification varies directly with focal length, so an 800mm lens would give you twice the magnification and cover 1.7°x2. 6°, or **3×4.** **5 feet at a distance of 100** feet.