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As a blind person, how can I better understand how wide or narrow a field of view is?

When a field of view is described as 120°, that refers to the total angle. So, 60° to the left of center and 60° to the right. Most camera lenses show a very restricted subset of the field of view ...
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Is it not a good idea to use ND filters with a wide angle lens?

The advice you read is an example of the phrase, "A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing." There are filters known as Variable ND filters that are basically two polarizer filters stacked on top ...
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What can an 11mm lens do what a 50mm can't?

What would I have to do to take such photos from a 50mm lens of a Dx camera? You can't take those pictures with a 50mm lens and a DX (1.5X APS-C) camera. To fit all of what an 11mm lens will give ...
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Samyang 14mm or Rokinon 8mm fisheye? Which is better for landscapes?

Canon EF-S 10-18 or Tokina 11-16/2.8. :D Sorry. Neither one of these is ideal on a crop body as a landscape lens. The fisheye has too much distortion and would require defishing if you ever wanted a ...
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Why do lenses for larger sensors tend to have shallower angles?

This is simply where the market is converging to at the moment. The typical kit lens is still 18-55mm on an APS-C sensor but most people find wider angle more useful, so some manufacturers made a few ...
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Can I mount 0.4x, 52mm wide angle lens convertor on Nikon's 18-55mm, Ø55 kit lens?

You would need a step-down adapter, such as this with a 55mm thread into your kit lens, then a 52mm thread for the wide-angle converter. Unfortunately... you will very quickly discover that these ...
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Is it not a good idea to use ND filters with a wide angle lens?

Graduated ND filters are usable with wide angle lenses. They should be big enough to cover the complete field of vision. There are certain wide angle lenses that have a protruding front element that ...
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28mm vs. 24mm (wide angle) for selfies?

Rather than considering a whole new camera, as the S95 is a rather nice little thing, you could chuck a small tripod in your backpack for these shots. This would allow you to compose you shot with ...
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Why doesn't Nikon offer a low-priced wide-angle, low light lens — and what are my alternatives?

Because "wide", "fast" and "low-priced" don't ever go together. The Canon lenses are low-priced because they're pancake lenses and not particularly wide on the format it was designed for, nor ...
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What is the difference between the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM and 14mm f/2.8L II USM?

Any EF lens can be used on one of Canon's full-frame cameras. Generally, when Canon makes a newer version of a lens, it's because there can either be improvements to the optical design, or they can ...
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What should I look for in a wide angle lens?

When looking for a wide angle lens you should consider a few very important things: Focal length Image Quality Maximum Aperture Focus modes (AF/MF) Filter compatibility Feature set (FTM, IS, USM, etc....
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Will a 14mm f/2.8 prime be useful for nearby action shots?

Probably not. The Rokinon/Bower/Samyang/whatever else it is being marketed as this week 14mm f/2.8 is a manual focus lens. That makes it difficult to use for photographing action. And while it is true ...
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How do I choose a wide angle lens for my 700D?

First, some terminology. On your 700D (or any of the 1.6x crop APS-C bodies), a 15mm and up is still just "wide angle". It's below 15mm that lenses become ultrawide. So if you want ultrawide, you need ...
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Samyang 14mm or Rokinon 8mm fisheye? Which is better for landscapes?

I have the 14mm and use it with a T3i (still a crop body). I like it for what I get but I wouldn't consider it the best option. If time is not of the essence, I would recommend this: Canon EF-S 10-...
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Using Rokinon 14mm or Tamaron 17-50mm as a general purpose lens (APS-C)?

Have you considered the new EF-S 10-18mm f/4-5.6 STM ultrawide zoom for crop? Its MSRP is US$299, so it's about half the price of the EF-S 10-22. Sorry, but due to the crop factor, you're not going ...
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How does a stitched panorama compare with a wide-angle lens?

What you get with stitching is increased resolution, more control over the projection used, and possibly some artifacts if something moves or the light changes. If you want to simulate what you'd get ...
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What would improve my landscape photography more: upgraded body or a wide-angle lens?

Without the 70D, you cannot print that image that little bit larger. Without the 10-18mm, you cannot get that image at all. Remember: This does not hold true in general. The 70D might as well be the ...
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Is it not a good idea to use ND filters with a wide angle lens?

The issue is that with some ND filters and all polarizing filters, the light dropoff is not even as the angle of the light passing through the filter changes. This obviously is more pronounced as the ...
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Will a mid-range wide-angle lens open up creative possibilities for landscape, when I already have a kit zoom?

My gut says to me that this is one of those questions where if you have to ask, it isn't a gear problem. When you need a wider and lens you will start to feel it. For example this shot It was a ...
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What is the Angle of View of the iPhone XS rear camera?

The iPhone certainly does NOT have focal lengths of 26 or 52 mm, which are implausible numbers. Because the camera body is only 7.7 mm thick, how could it contain a 26 or 52 mm lens? And also phone ...
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Why is zoom provided in Tokina 11-16mm?

Why is zoom provided in Tokina 11-16mm? Tokina has specialized in zooms. The reputation of their AT-X lenses is basically built upon their acquisition of highly-regarded zoom technology from ...
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Does a Canon 18-135mm have a wider field of view than a Canon 24mm?

If using it on the same camera yes. As long as the sensor size remains fixed the angle of view is determined by the focal length. And 18 is lower than 24 so it is wider.
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Do focal length changing lens adapters affect the F-stop of a lens?

The ratio f/2.8 means the diameter of the entrance pupil is equal to the focal length divided by 2.8. The key thing to note about the above is that the entrance pupil is the image of the aperture ...
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Which lens/focal length offers the widest viewing angle without too noticable distortion/fish-eye-effect?

The fisheye effect does not come from the wide focal length, but it comes from using a lens that is not rectilinear. A rectilinear lens is one that, despite the focal length, will still ensure that ...
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How does a stitched panorama compare with a wide-angle lens?

What differences will I get if I shoot the scene with a narrow-angle lens (from the same position as I would have done with the wide lens) and stitch the images with Hugin or Autostitch, e.g. in terms ...
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What would improve my landscape photography more: upgraded body or a wide-angle lens?

So thinking logically about your question, both the Canon T3i and the 70D are both APS-C cameras and 18mp against the 20mp of the 70D means there's nothing in it, 5472 x 3648 70D against 5184 x 3456 ...
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How do I choose a wide angle lens for my 700D?

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 to the 15mm ones, with IS. Ultra wide angle is a really ...
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What's the widest wide-angle lens available to Canon Full Frame DSLRs?

The widest rectilinear lens available for any full-frame is the Canon EF 11-24mm F/4L USM. To get a wider field-of-view, you need a fisheye or stitch multiple images. Like many extremely wide lenses, ...
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