First off, I am a newbie so be kind.
Here is exactly what I mean by the above title: I was shooting a high school baseball game yesterday with a Canon EF 300 mm 1:2.8 L IS USM lens on a Canon 7D.
My friend shoots Nikon, and while I do not know the exact model, he had a 300mm 2.8 lens on a Nikon full-frame sensor body.
I complained that from our location I was too tight on focusing on the action at second base, and he said that was because I was using a crop sensor instead of a full frame sensor.
I looked through his viewfinder and he saw much of the area around the second base bag than I did. My viewfinder was noticeably tighter than his. We both had 300mm lenses, but my magnification was greater.
He said that I was shooting closer to 500. I have read threads on other posts that has it estimated at 480mm.
First of all I hope to own a full frame body one day, and that is my goal, but is this accurate?
Does a 7D crop sensor with a 300mm 2.8 have greater focal length than any camera body with a full frame sensor.
Dan of Troy