Can The Crop Sensor Feature Be Turned Off
When Using a Certain Lens on a Camera

by John
(Weatherford Tx)

Crop Sensor Vs Full frame Angle of View Comparison

Crop Sensor Vs Full frame Angle of View Comparison

Is there a way to turn off the sensor feature so that when using a lower lens I.e. 16 mm it shoots at 16 mm and not with the 1.6 factor?

Hi John,

Thanks for your question. You want to know if you can avoid the cropping when using a 16mm lens on your camera. It's a good question, as understanding crop sensors and the effect on the angle of view you get with a given lens is confusing for sure.

You cannot turn off cropping when using any lens on a camera with a crop sensor. Crop sensor cameras have a smaller sensor. So whether you're using a Canon EF lens that has a large image circle (intended for full frame cameras, but can be used on either sized camera) or a smaller EF-S lens, either lens will give you a "cropped" view of the scene in front of you.

The solution to getting a wider view is to use a wider lens. Using a 10mm lens on your crop sensor will give you the same angle you want that you'd get using a 16mm lens on a full sized camera. 10mm x (times) 1.6 = 16mm. The Canon EF-S 10-18 Lens would do just that. Here are some worthwhile links that might help give you a better understanding of


RESOURCES ON CROP SENSORS AND LENSES


John, here are a couple of related posts that will help you understand lens sizes and how they fit crop sensor cameras. The first link is from my YouTube channel. The second two links are from my other photography website: Hope this helps.

Youtube: Canon EF-S versus EF Lenses. Ef-S "crop" lenses will only fit on "crop cameras."

What Full frame Sensors Are Versus the Smaller Crop Sensor Cameras.

What Does Crop Sensor Mean

Feel free to get back to me with any other questions.
Bruce


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.


Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the Tribe: YouTube. Visit the Canon Geek FaceBook Group. Bruce runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.


You might like these



Search for articles on this Site:


Recent Articles

  1. Canon Camera Lenses Guide. Description and Full List of Canon Lenses

    Oct 27, 21 06:10 AM

    Which Canon camera lenses are the best for what kind of photography. Zoom, wide-angle, portrait lenses

    Read More

  2. 10 Best Canon Wide Angle Lens Choices. Guide to Find Best One For You

    Oct 27, 21 05:58 AM

    Need help choosing a wide angle for your Canon DSLR. Here are the 10 Best Canon wide angle lens choices.

    Read More

  3. Canon EF 24-105mm Photos - Sample Images. Gallery of 24-105 Photos

    Oct 22, 21 11:56 AM

    A truly great all purpose lens, I've used mine for portraits, sports, weddings, nature and landscape photography. Here are some of the Canon EF 24-105mm Photos

    Read More

  4. What is the Canon 18-135mm Lens Good For? Is It Useful For Beginners?

    Oct 21, 21 04:34 PM

    I wondered if it was better than the Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens. I bought the newest Canon 18-135mm lens, the one with nano USM focusing. Here's what happened.

    Read More

  5. Canon 24-105 Lens. Why I Have 2 EF 24-105 Lenses and One 24-70 f/2.8

    Oct 21, 21 01:15 PM

    It's a good idea to compare the Canon 24-105 lens with the Canon 24-70

    Read More



Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.