I now have an SLR camera and I have a question about zoom lenses.
My compact digitals have a 3X zoom and the other is a 10X zoom. I don't quite understand how to judge the zoom on a SLR lense. Take a 28 - 300mm lenses for example and tell me how that would convert to the zoom if it were in a compact digital. Would it be 10X zoom, 20X zoom or more?
If I take 300mm. and convert it to inches I would end up with 11. something inches, so does that mean I can use a 300mm lense and bring the picture in to be as close as 11 inches? That seems so unlikely