>> Greetings All...
>> I have made the jump from Canon FD (T90, 300/f4, etc...) to the EOS 20D.
>> I think I understand the crop factor and why it produces relative
>> magnification. But, I'm still a little fuzzy on what manifests itself in
>> the viewfinder.
>> Just as a point of reference, let's say that from 50 yards away, with a
>> 300mm lens on a T90, I can get a six foot tall person framed head to toe.
>> Now, without changing my distance from the subject, I go to frame the
>> same shot with a 300mm lens on a 20D...what will the ol' og eyeball
>> actually see in the viewfinder?
>> Do I see the same image I saw with the T90 (knowing that my subject will
>> actually be cut off at the waist when I play back that shot), or will I
>> actually SEE the 1.6x at work and get a visual image that shows my
>> subject framed from head to waist as if shot with a 480mm lens ?
>> In other words, is the 20D viewfinder "tweaked" such that the crop factor
>> is visually apparent when you are shooting, or do you have to constantly
>> think "Shoot Loose!" to accomodate the crop factor???
>> Am I comparing apples to oranges? Or, should I just purge my brain of
>> any 35mm memories and always be sure that I have an extra 30 yards of
>> real estate behind me so that I can shoot from 80 yards away instead of
>> 50? :O)
>> So far, I'm very happy with the first dozen or so images I've gotten with
>> the 20D, but I wanted to get a better handle on all of the above as I
>> move forward with lens choices and begin to fill out my digital system.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jay Beckman
>> Chandler, AZ