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wide angle lenses

introduction:

  • this page is for lenses with field of view in the range of what a 28-40mm focal length lens would give on a 35mm full frame camera
  • for wider lenses, see super wide angle lenses

35-40mm focal length field of view lenses

  • this is often the “standard” lens for street photographers
  • it is very useful for wedding photographers, particularly full frame cameras used with lenses of apertures of f/1.4 to give some blurring of the background, and this is an important reason for some to choose a full frame camera over a cropped sensor camera

full frame lenses

  • the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4DG HSM lens (~$US900) is perhaps the best lens in this class although it is not weathersealed and bokeh is not as nice as it could be
  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L ~$US1479
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 ~$US289
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS USM ~$US849
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM “optimised” for contrast detect AF
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G ~$US1650
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D ~$US360

cropped sensor dSLR lenses for Nikon/Sony DX dSLRs

  • a Nikon/Sony DX dSLR with crop factor of 1.5 requires a 24mm focal length lens to give this angle of view

cropped sensor dSLR lenses for Canon APS-C dSLRs

  • a Canon APS-C dSLR with crop factor of 1.6 requires a 22mm focal length lens to give this angle of view, although a 24mm lens will give you 38mm equivalence

Micro Four Thirds cameras

28 mm field of view lenses

  • these are the classical wide angle lenses for 35mm full frame cameras

full frame wide aperture lenses

  • Canon and Nikon 28mm lenses tend to be more consumer oriented than pro level
  • Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM ~$US509
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM ~$US799
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G ~$US700
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D ~$US269
  • Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro Autofocus ~$US449
  • Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.0 manual focus ~$US1299
  • Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color Skopar SL II manual focus lens ~$US599

cropped sensor dSLR lenses for Nikon/Sony DX dSLRs

  • a Nikon/Sony DX dSLR with crop factor of 1.5 requires a ~18mm focal length lens to give this angle of view

cropped sensor dSLR lenses for Canon APS-C dSLRs

Micro Four Thirds cameras

24 mm field of view lenses

full frame wide aperture lenses

  • Canon and Nikon both make 24mm f/1.4 lenses as well as 24mm perspective control lenses for architectural use
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II ~$US1749
  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 ~$US375
  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM ~$US849
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED ~$US1999
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D ~$US360

cropped sensor dSLR lenses for Nikon/Sony DX dSLRs

  • a Nikon/Sony DX dSLR with crop factor of 1.5 requires a 16mm focal length lens to give this angle of view

cropped sensor dSLR lenses for Canon APS-C dSLRs

  • a Canon APS-C dSLR with crop factor of 1.6 requires a 15mm focal length lens to give this angle of view

Micro Four Thirds cameras

photo/lenseswide.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/31 07:45 by gary1