An Eighty-Four Degree Angle of View (Two Photographs)
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If you have a full frame camera, a 24mm lens has the angle of view of 84 degrees and with a 1.5 cropped sensor (like the Fuji XT-2), 16mm gives you the same angle of view. This is because the sensor on the XT-2 is half the size of a full frame camera. I make this point only because what matters is the angle of view and not the length of the lens when it comes to wide-angle lenses. For many years, 24mm was the standard wide-angle lens with the 20mm or 90 degrees angle of view considered a specialty lens and much more expensive. I took these photos with the Fuji 16mm lens. As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, the idea that you can get more subject and background into the picture close up is one benefit. Another is that you can use the periphery of the photo to capture a subject and be unobtrusive. The man walking never noticed the photo being taken, I was facing down the street. You can take landscape with any lens, including telephoto lenses; with a wide-angle of view, details in landscapes become smaller the further away you are.