Question: What is 18 - 55mm?

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  1. AgentDrex

    AgentDrex No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The lens that came with my new camera is an 18-55mm, whatever that means. What does it mean? I already know the answer: "Go 'google' it", so there's no need to mention my lack of looking on Google for the answer.
     
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    The 'mm' number refers to the focal length; which is the distance from the front of the lens to the camera's sensor. Smaller 'mm' = wider shot, larger 'mm' = more zoom. Why? Don't ask why... I'm sure there is lots of boring math and geometry behind it. HAHA!
     
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    Gotcha...thanks man! Are you perchance a member of any other forums?
     
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    Not yet. This board has been active enough to keep me busy so far.
     
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    Its -35.;-)
     

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