Shooting "wide angle" with a 18-55mm lens...

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  1. antoniopaventi

    antoniopaventi TPF Noob!

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    Hi all, is there any way to shoot "wide angle" while using a 18-55mm lens? I am new to Real Estate and would like to take my own pictures. However, right now, I can't afford a 600$ wide angle lens!

    I have a Canon Rebel XS and would like some tips to get "wide angle" looking photos with my "standard" 18-55mm lens.

    Any advice would definately help!

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    Antonoi Paventi

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    Anything under 35mm is considered wide angle, so if you shoot at 18mm, it will be wide angle.
     
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    But your XS (like mine) has a cropped sensor, so 18mm is really like 27mm if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    True. But even then, its still technically wide angle.

    There is no way to make a lens wider then it is. I guess you could try to shoot a panorama. Hmm, a panorama might actually work. Use a tripod and hold the camera vertically, not horizontally. Start taking pictures on one side of the room, and turn the camera until you cover all the area you want. Do not set your white balance to auto, as it may change as you turn the camera. Just chose an appropriate setting for the situation. Then mix all the pics up in PP and crop to your liking.

    Your only other option is to buy a wider lens. Make sure the focal length is smaller then 18mm if you want it to be wider.

    I remember reading here a while ago somebody complaining that they bought a 35mm lens which had the words "wide angle" in its name. They were complaining its not wider then their 18-55mm. Don't make that mistake...
     
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    ...LOL.

    Some people just don't read product descriptions, or don't understand what they mean... While I was shopping for a reflector a while ago, I saw one that someone gave a bad review to, because "It wasn't as big as he thought it would be". The product description and name clearly said 40" Reflector.
     
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    I have no experience with them, but would a budget wide angle converter lens do the job for a while, until you can afford something more suitable?
     
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    stitching works if u have a tripod
     
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    It could be. And again, maybe not... I edited his signature/link. ;)
     
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    ...How did you do that?
     
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    I have privileges... ;) I am a spam cop and can effectively edit posts or send them to the spam bin. The OP's post seems like a legit question and I believe he inserted the RE link without even looking at our posting rules. That's why I chose to give the OP another chance to have few more answers to his inquiry.
     
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    Hi, thanks for the replies...

    NO, my post was NOT SPAM! I'm in Laval, Quebec and am pretty sure NO ONE here is from Laval... I don't see how posting a link to a personal website is spam anyway.
     
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    all this talk of spam is making me hungry.
     

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