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  1. kevholt

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    Hi
    i want a wide angle lens and just looking on internet but what are the numbers im looking for to know if it is wide angle??
     
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    It depends on the camera you have...so what do you have?
     
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    This is in direct relation to your camera format (sensor/film) size.

    What camera are you using?

    -Pete
     
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    JINX!
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Low ones
     
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    According to his profile he has a D60.
     
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    The lower the focal length number, the wider it is. If you have an 18-55mm kit lens, for example, you will need a lens with a number smaller then 18 to get a wider lens.
     
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    Anything shorter than the normal focal length can be considered wide angle. But again, the normal focal length is determined by the camera's format.

    -Pete
     
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    Reading this reminds me of how our politicians are solving the economic crisis...:mrgreen::confused:
     
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    Look for anything in the 10-30 range, that would be wide. The lower the number, the wider it is.

    As mentionned, depending on your camera model, this may change.
     
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    thanks for ur help every one....
    Yes my cam is Nikon D60 but I have been looking at the D90 because it has brecketing function and I want to do HDR, and also want some wide angle photos to play with.

    So can you get a wide angle lens with a good zoom??
    I have been using my 18-55 and it drives me nuts not having a bit more zoom.
     
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    More zoom in which direction? You can pick up a 18-200 if you want a good walk around lens. But if you want wider than 18mm, you aren't going to find a huge zoom range built into a single lens. You can look into lenses such as the Nikon 12-24, Nikon 10-24, Tokina 11-16, Sigma 10-20, etc.
     

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