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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looking for old/used WIDE-ANGLE lenses with macro feature compatible with Nikon F mount

I want to take some "macro-like" photographs using a wide angle. I don't need to reach 1:1 reproduction ratio, but something close to 1:2, less than 1:4 is preferred. Most of the wide angle ...
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Black Magic Pocket 6k Pro using either Sigma 18-35 or Sigma 24-70

hoping someone can help me: I've seen a lot of people choose the Sigma 18-35 over the 24-70 for the bmpcc 6k pro but can never find out why other than because of the crap factor. The majority of my ...
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How to determine via a math formula when a lens is wide angle or macro

Lets say I have a device with 3 separate lenses. One will be the main reference lens, and then the two others may be a wide angle lens or a macro lens, or also even a replica of the main reference ...
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How to use a filter on a lens with a bulbous front element? (Rokinon AF 14/2.8) [duplicate]

I have a wide-angle lens, but the hood does not come off. The lens is a Rokinon/Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8. Is there a way to use a filter besides using an adapter filter?
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Best mid to high range camera nowadays to use for shooting big farm equipment

I am a graphic designer and I do a bit of photography but not on an expert level so I thought I'd ask here for I'm sure I will get a lot of insights. What is the best mid to high range cameras ...
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Does a Canon 18-135mm have a wider field of view than a Canon 24mm?

Beginner looking to buy a DLSR and looking at lenses. My goal is for wide-angle landscape. My question is: Is the 18-135mm lens wider than the 24mm since it has a 18mm minimum, which I'm assuming the ...
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What kind of polarizer do I get for a wide-angle 65 mm lens?

I have a Nikon D7500 and it came with a cheap Xit "pro series 0.43x high definition wide angle 55mm lens". The lens cap that fits the Xit is 65mm diameter (Ø65 is printed in the cap). I'm ...
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Need advice on buying a landscape lens

My camera is Canon 6D Mk 2 (full frame). I already have Canon 24–70 mm f/4 and Tamron 70–210 mm f/4 lenses and I'm planning to get a landscape lens in the range of 10–24 mm. I want to shoot astro ...
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upgrading 4000d kit lens to what? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about upgrading my lens. I am currently using a canon 4000d with its kit lens 18mm - 55mm, as I don't have the money at the minute to upgrade both (want to upgrade to a full frame in the ...
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Laowa 7,5 mm F2 Lightweight Micro 4/3 vs. Laowa 7,5 mm F2 Standard Micro 4/3

I am interested in buying a wide-angle lens. The Laowa 7.5mm F2 Micro 4/3 seems to be the best option for my purpose. I have found it in an online shop and was wondering why the lightweight version (...
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As a blind person, how can I better understand how wide or narrow a field of view is?

I saw this question but feel that it doesn't fully explain how this works. I am completely blind, so I am trying to come up with a tactile pictorial representation of how field of view works. ...
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Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM ($329) or Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens ($277)? [closed]

I have a Nikon D7200 and I am planning to buy a wide angle zoom and I have narrowed down my choices to the below two. Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM ($329) Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ...
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What type of lens would I need for outdoor shots similar to the wide shots in this music video?

I am trying to find out what type of lens I need to get the shot that's in this music video. I am trying to shoot a video and I have a Canon Rebel T6i with the 18-55 kit lens. I want to be able to get ...
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Why is zoom provided in Tokina 11-16mm?

I wonder what's the use of providing zoom in the Tokina 11-16mm. Why not make it an 11mm prime lens instead? It would contain less elements, so will produce sharper images. Also at such wide angle, ...
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What's the difference between Wide Angle and Wide Field?

In microscopy, the term wide field is often used to describe lenses that increase your field of view when looking through a microscope. I haven't heard the term used in photography, but have heard ...
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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....