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Wide angle lenses for small sensor APS-C DSLRs

Published by: Photo.net       06-26-2005        Read Complete Article
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One of the disadvantages of small sensor APS-C Digital SLRs (basically everything but the Canon 1D and 1Ds series cameras) is that the 1.6x "multiplier/crop" factor makes all your existing 35mm wideangle lenses into "not so wide" angle lenses. Nikon cameras are slightly better, with a 1.5x "multiplier/crop", but still basically suffer from the same problem. On a 20D or Digital Rebel XT your 24mm lens has the same field of view as a 38mm lens would have on a full frame camera. Your wide 20mm becomes a moderate 32mm and even your superwide 16-35 zoom becomes a mid-range 26-56 lens. Even the widest rectilinear prime lens you can get for 35mm a 14mm - turns into only a 22.5mm lens.

So what can you do? Well , you have to turn to one of the new ultrawide zooms made specifically for small (APS-C) sensor digital cameras. While Nikon and Canon have had their own wideangle lenses for a while, there are now also four "3rd party" alternatives available.....Read Complete Article




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