Shot types, focal lengths, sensor size and distance

The purpose with this page is to have a checklist  for which lens to use for each type of shot, depending on size of object and distance.

The typical scenes in the table are: 

  • One person standing up
  • One person sits down
  • Two persons sits at a small table
  • Two persons standing up, OTS shot

APS-C & Super 35 sensors

The following table lists focal length and distance for various shot sizes for an APS-C or Super 35 sized sensor in 16:9 format. 

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Lenses mentioned in the list are what we currently (September 2017) have available.