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Magnification ratios

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Superstriker#8, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    What are the magnification ratios of the Panasonic 14-42 and 45-150 lenses?


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  2. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    The Panasonic Australia website says:

    45-150mm - Approx. 0.17x / 0.35x (35mm camera equivalent)
    14-42mm - Approx. 0.16x / 0.32x (35mm camera equivalent)

    (By the way, google helps with these kind of questions :wink: )
     
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  3. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    Thanks, but I was looking for the ratios: 1:__, I already googled it but couldn't find anything.


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  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Um, it's the same thing. One's a decimal, one's a fraction. So (for maximum magnification at the tele end):

    45-150mm - 0.35x = 35:100 or 1:2.9
    14-42mm - 0.32 = 32:100 or 1:3.1
     
  5. photo_owl

    photo_owl Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 8, 2013
    both 1:6 to the sensor
     
  6. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    The 35mm equivalent is not relevant here. Magnification is related to the size of the original to size on the sensor, (or on paper if the output size is specified).
    Photo-owl's numerical answer is the better one though slightly rounded.