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Clarifying Field of View, Depth of Field, and Crop Factors

 Stu Maschwitz
has a very interesting post about creating a “Shot You Can Make
Simulator” that is essentially a virtual playground in After Effects for
simulating different field of view/depth of field/crop factors. More on
that in a second — first, on the same topic, Philip Bloom has a video comparing the field of view on the new Panasonic AF100 and Sony F3. As you can see below, the same lens yields a different FOV thanks to the Micro 4/3 crop factor of the AF100 (18.8 x10.6mm), compared to the Super 35 chip in the Sony (23.6 x 13.3mm):

Click for the whole story and video.