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Questions tagged [wide-angle]

Wide-angle lenses are the ones with focal length shorter than longest edge of imaging surface (36mm on 35mm full frame, about 24mm on APS-C).

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Are there lenses which can give 180° fisheye circle with a cropped-frame camera?

I have a Canon EOS 1100D, and I'd like to take photos of the whole sky dome. Currently I'm using the Belomo MC 3,5/8A lens. It has 180° angle of view, but that's only true for full-frame cameras, and ...
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Long-end softness in a wide-angle lens

I just got a copy of the Tamron AF 20-40mm F2.7-3.5 SP Aspherical IF for my Sony a7 (using the non-AF Sony A/E adapter) over eBay. I'm seeing what seems to me like a surprising degree of softness ...
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What is the Angle of View of the iPhone XS rear camera?

What is the angle of view of the wide-angle iPhone XS rear camera? I tried searching for this information on google, but I was unable to find a specific number (just that wide-angle lenses are ...
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How to reduce ISO in low light with slow zoom lens?

I have a Nikon D5600, and my usual lenses are the 35mm prime lens and the Nikon 16-85 zoom. I like the zoom a lot for carrying around outside. But when we were in Spain, I was continually confronted ...
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Is there a way to produce this “little planet”-type self portrait in a single-exposure?

The BBC News article UK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul shows this ultra wide angle and likely "little planet"-type of self portrait. I can't understand how this effect is produced. While ...
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Canon wide angle lenses to capture groups in tight spaces

I recently upgraded from my ancient fellow Canon 550D to Canon 5D Mark iii and I only had 18-55mm kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 lens in my arsenal. I always struggled in low light and capture groups of ...
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What wide-angle lens for MFT?

I bought a Panasonic Lumix GX1 with the idea of using it for indoor wide angle shots for real estate. Obviously, I didn't realize what I was getting into. My little point and shoot Lumix takes wider ...
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How to compose a street story with an ultra wide angle lens?

https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/12707/5205 The wider the lens you use, the closer you probably should be to the nearest thing in your scene. And there should be a nearest thing in your scene! ...
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Can a mobile phone camera be considered equivalent to 10-20mm wide angle lens on a crop body? [duplicate]

I want to see the perspective we get from an 10-20mm wide angle lens on a crop body DSLR. Can a mobile phone camera be considered equivalent to 10-20mm wide lens on a crop body?
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What can an 11mm lens do what a 50mm can't?

I think that with 50mm I will be forced to shoot at minimum f8 to keep everything visible, and will have to move back to include everything in the scene. Is there anything else that will stop me from ...
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Which one is better for landscape on a Canon crop-sensor body: Rokinon 14mm/2.8 or Canon 10-18?

I am using a Canon 600D with a 50mm lens. I want to buy a wide angle lens for around 300$. After searching, I found the Rokinon 14mm and the EF-S 10-18mm are in this price range. Both lenses have some ...
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Can I mount 0.4x, 52mm wide angle lens convertor on Nikon's 18-55mm, Ø55 kit lens? [duplicate]

I want to have an option to capture wide-angle shots. Since the wide-angle lens is expensive, I want to give a try to 0.4x wide-angle converter lenses. I found one such lens here on amazon.de. ...
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Which lens is recommendable for landscape astro photos with Sony A7Riii? [duplicate]

The new Sony A7R III has a 42 megapixel sensor and both a really good resolution and overall photo quality. But it is also challenging the lenses. So far, there is only one ultra-wide angle lens for ...
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Can a camera correct chromatic aberration if I add additional wide angle or macro mount?

Now I'm using Canon 50mm prime lens with my Canon 700d.I need to capture a group of 100 people indoor and in low light.There is not enough space that I can move backward to cover everyone within the ...
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Why do lenses for larger sensors tend to have shallower angles?

Why do different (mirrorless) cameras + provided lenses all seem to end up with a 24 mm 35-mm-equivalent focal length? The fixed-lens Canon Powershot G5X has a 1" sensor (actually 8.80 mm high) with ...
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How to remove vignetting and color cast from wide angle lens?

After shooting several images with the Samyang 12mm f/2 for mirrorless APS-C, I noticed it produces a quite strong color cast. It looks like green vignetting. As far as I know, this isn't uncommon for ...
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Do you need a solar filter for a wide-angle camera?

I'm trying to photograph the eclipse and we already have a solar filter for our telephoto lens. However, we have two cameras so we might as well use them. I've spent a fair amount of time searching ...
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Will a mid-range wide-angle lens open up creative possibilities for landscape, when I already have a kit zoom?

I am still new and finding interest in landscape photography. I have a Nikon D90 with the 18-105mm kit lens. I have been playing with it for some time. My question is: will any mid-range wide angle ...
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Why does a fisheye add-on lens for smartphones need refocusing when a wide-angle adapter doesn't?

I'm playing with some low-cost clip-on fisheye lens for phones: When I clip the fisheye over the phone, the camera needs refocusing. But the 0.67x wide-angle + macro combo doesn't. What's the theory ...
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What do each of these lenses do with my Sony a6000?

I am looking to buy another lens for my Sony a6000 for my wife for Valentine's Day. We have the kit lens, a zoom lens, and the SEL35F18. I am looking at either the Sony 20mm F/2.8 Pancake (SEL20F28) ...
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What specs should I look at to determine if a wide angle lens is versatile for landscapes? [closed]

I'm looking for a wide angle lens for general landscape photography. I am not particularly interested in panoramics. I wonder what specs to look at to determine which lens will be the most versatile. ...
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Why are my pictures blurry even though a DOF calculator shows everything should be in focus?

In theory, according to the DOF calculator, I can achieve infinity focus with my Sigma 10-20 at f/3.5 when focusing at a subject that's 2m away but when I put it to the test my pictures come out super ...
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What ultrafast 28 mm lens for nikon f mount offers the least compromises?

I've been looking into the wide angle range of lenses to get as close to the medium format look as possible, and the Zeiss Otus 28/1.4 was a reasonable starting point. After a test, however, I think ...
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Wide-angle Lenses and Panorama

Due to limited budget, I have been thinking I need to save money and not buy another lens. However, I also want to shoot wide angle. So I think whether there are differences between using wide angle ...
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Buying a camera specifically for wide angle photographs [duplicate]

I am a real estate agent. My only need for the camera that I purchase, is to have the best wide angle photos. I was looking at DSLR and point and shoot cameras. What is the best point and shoot camera ...
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Lens recommendations for Nikon D7200

This is going to be my first DSLR camera. I have used a coolpix p600 before, so now i want great images, instead of great zooms. I have a budget of INR 1.6 - 1.7 lacs for the camera and lens. A new ...
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Why doesn't Nikon offer a low-priced wide-angle, low light lens — and what are my alternatives?

I mostly do macro photos of plants, and for that purpose I have the excellent Micro NIKKOR 105mm. However, occasionally I go to dance parties and try to photograph people dancing. There are three ...
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Is the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 a wide angle lens?

I currently own a Tamron 17-55 f/2.8 lens which I love. It is not labeled as a wide angle lens. Is it beneficial to purchase a lens explicitly labeled as a wide angle lens (like the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0)...
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Do I need to worry about crop factor or sensor size when comparing wide angle lenses for the same camera?

I want to upgrade my wide angle lens to wider, but I don't understand well which lens will give me wide enough angle. I have Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 18-70mm, but I'm thinking of upgrade Tokina 11-16 or ...
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Is Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM better than EF 17-40mm f/4L USM on FF and in which cases?

According to Imaging Resource the 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens sharpness is subjectively worse than 17-40mm f/4L on full-frame. Here are the Blur diagrams for 16-35 and 17-40 on FF. So, analysing this, the ...
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How would I calculate the FOV needed in this scenerio

I'm creating an installation involving an LCD Screen and camera, basically I want the LCD screen to display a view of what the person would see if looking through the LCD screen. Please see the ...
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Is it not a good idea to use ND filters with a wide angle lens? [duplicate]

I am planning to get my first wide angle lens. Nikon 16-35 F/4 is the one which is on top of my list now and when reading the reviews about this lens in b&h web site, I noticed this question and ...
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Indoor timelapse photo

Have a big mess in a room and want to make a timelapse video of the room cleanup, watching the mess disappear and room getting cleaned. The mess is really big so it will take several X-hour sessions ...
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Options for a wide angle lens for Nikon D5000? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if all Nikon lenses have identical connectors across all models (amateur here), so I'm sorry if it's a silly question. I have a D5000 and I'm looking to do more night time photography ...
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What is the purpose of wide lenses? [duplicate]

I own Fuji X100T; it's 35mm equivalent. Now I am looking at wide angle WCL-X100 conversion lenses, it is 0.8x. Here is one review, just to know what I am talking about. What is the purpose of this 0....
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21mm + 28mm combination for backpacking purposes, is it too close? [closed]

I have been doing a lot of backpacking recently, and the more I do, the more I feel the need to carry more focal lengths. One problem is that backpacking is never compatible with carrying more than a ...
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Wide angle lenses that fit a Rebel T3i [duplicate]

Will a Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed work on a Rebel T3i? What does IS UMS mean?
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What's the widest wide-angle lens available to Canon Full Frame DSLRs?

Is there anything wider than the Sigma 12-24mm? Are there any attachments I can put on my camera to get an even wider focal length?
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How do I choose a wide angle lens for my 700D?

I have Canon EOS 700D and want to buy a wide-angle lens. So far I was really impressed by the 10mm ones, however the ones with at least decent aperture comes without Image Stabilization. I also looked ...
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How can I decide between the Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 or f/4-f5.6 for real estate? [closed]

I manage an estate agent in the UK and we use a mixture of professional photographers and our own in-house staff to photograph property. We're looking to upgrade our hardware and would like to know ...
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Will a 14mm f/2.8 prime be useful for nearby action shots?

I am a novice amateur photographer. My only equipment right now is my Sony Nex 3N and the kit 18-55mm zoom. I had been hesitant to sink much money into lenses when I realized that building up a lens ...
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How can I get real estate images wider than 18mm (on an entry level Nikon)?

I have a Nikon D3300 with the standard 18-200 lens. I need it to take internal house photos for real estate. The current lens does not quite get enough in shot. I don't want to spend too much on a ...
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Are wide angle lenses suitable for portraiture of children?

Wide angle lens tend to make faces more "chubby" than they appear otherwise, and are therefore not used often for portraits, unless the landscape is an important part of the frame. I'm curious as to ...
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What lenses are considered wide-angle zoom/prime for Nikon D5300 [duplicate]

I'm planing to go on a trip where I plan to do some landscape photography. While I started out with 18-105mm lens, I noticed the quality can be poor around the edges in some cases and I know it's ...
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How do I attach a Vivitar wide angle lens to my Nikon d3200?

I've just bought a Nikon D3200. It included a Vivitar Series 1 high-definition 0.43X 52mm wide angle lens (along with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 auto focus-S DX VR Nikkor zoom lens). I really have no idea ...
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How do I choose between a wide or ultra-wide lens for an iPhone?

I'm a novice photographer looking for a wide/ultra-wide lens to attach to my iPhone 6 Plus for use during a vacation. I know nothing about these lenses and how to use them, except that they seem to be ...
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Which characteristics should a wide-angle lens have for astrophotography?

I'm looking to buy a wide-angle lens for astrophotography, specifically on a Canon 450D (Rebel XSi). Which characteristics should I be looking for in a lens?
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Do wide angle lens adapters maintain DOF but still keep the higher FOV?

Instead of buying a really high aperture 25mm lens for the bokeh, I was thinking that if I got a .45x wide angle adapter on a 50mm 1.4, I might get the similar results, if not, then a narrower DOF ...
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Wide angle or ultra-wide (fisheye) lens for interior and exterior architecture shots?

I'm thinking to add a wide angle lens to my gear and I need your advice. I own a Nikon D5300, and my options are the: 10.5mm f/2.6 Nikkor fish eye or the 10-22mm f/4 Sigma wide angle zoom. I think ...
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What would improve my landscape photography more: upgraded body or a wide-angle lens?

I plan on going out on a trip soon and I want to take some nice landscape photography. I currently have a Canon T3i and due to budget constraints I can choose one or the other exclusively: should I ...