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 What is the purpose of a wide angle lens?

Answer Imagine standing close to a wall and you want to take a shot of alot of it. Then you'd use a wide angle lens to get the most of the wall into the camera.
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What is the difference betwen a Wide-angle lens converter and just a wide-angle lens?

A wide angle lens replaces (temporarily) your standard lens, while a wide angle lens converter screws onto the front of your existing lens (it requires that you get the right one based on the filte... Read More »
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Why does my basic camera have a wide angle lens I bought a canon 8mp camera and the lens is wide angle leaving shots of boxed shaped items to be curved.?

Two possible answers:1. If the curve is really exaggerated and really rounds boxes so they tend to look like a ball that "kind of" have four corners, then you may have a "fisheye" lens.2. Some less... Read More »
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What is the difference between "28mm wide-angle" and "24mm ultra wide-angle lens"?

If you own a Sony, Pentax or Nikon DSLR the 24mm lens will have the equivalent angle of view of a 36mm lens on a full-frame DSLR while the 28mm lens will have the equivalent angle of view of a 42mm... Read More »
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What is a wide angle lens?

A normal camera lens is approximately the length of the diagonal of the image frame, and has the perspective of a human's eye. A wide-angle lens includes a wider angle of view.Normal lensA 35mm cam... Read More »
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