=] asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 1 decade ago

Wide angle lens for a camera that is single lens reflex?

Which lens would be considered a wide angle lens for a camera that is single lens reflex?

28 mm, 50 mm, 80 mm, 100 mm, or 200 mm?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    On a 35mm SLR camera, 28mm or wider (lower number) would be considered a wide angle. The same holds true for any full-frame DSLR. The majority of DSLR's uses smaller sensors (DX-sized) and usually crop the usable image 1.5x or 1.6x. Thus, most current DSLR's have 18mm zooms to cover the "wider" range, as an 18mm lens gives the effective view of a 27mm lens on that camera body.

    Source(s): Amateur & professional photographer for 50 years & still learning...
  • 1 decade ago

    IF the camera is full frame, the 28mm is mild wide angle...if it is not full frame, you would have to go down to 18mm to be considered wide angle...35mm on a DX format is equivalent to a 50mm prime lens on a film camera (about the same view as what the eye sees)

    If you are asking questions like this, you must be taking some kind of photo class...this is about as basic as it comes...I suggest you get to work if you are going to pass that class!

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