A&P Someone please show me a wide-angle lens sample shots

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Claydus, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Claydus

    Claydus Active Member

    Jul 2, 2001
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    Alpharetta, GA
    Are wide-angle lenses the same thing as fish-eye lenses? Wide-angle is like panoramic?

    This is a 24mm wide-angle Nikkor lens. Anyone know by any chance where i can find sample shots?
  2. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

    Aug 19, 2002
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    east coast
    To answer your question, wide angle lenses come in different focal lengths. A "fisheye" lens is not the same as a 24mm lens. I've shot quite a bit with a 24mm lens, unfortunatly I can't post the pics...no scanner. I can tell you that the 24mm lens is a great wide angle lens for all around work. It's biggest advantage is that if you keep your camera level, all verticle lines (like a building) will remain verticle. If you tilt the 24mm lens up or down, you'll start to see the verticle lines distort a bit. A 20mm or wider lens will distort the verticle lines in a pic regardless if the camera is level or not. A "fisheye" lens is a good example of this. In my mind, an extreme wide angle lens like a fisheye has limited use.

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