A wide angle lens makes possible complete
images of large objects from surprisingly close range. However, for any
given subject size, the shorter the shooting distance, the shorter in
focal length the lens must be to produce the same coverage.
Wide angle lenses now run the gamut from a
moderate 35mm focal length to super wide 15mm lenses and beyond. A
change of 5 or 10 millimeters in focal length is hardly noticeable in a
telephoto lens (because that is a relatively small proportion of the
total length), but the same variation in the length of two wide angle
lenses makes a tremendous difference - especially at the shorter end of
Today with the number and variety of wide
angle lenses matching the telephoto lenses in scope, you can choose from
among an enormous range of focal lengths for your interchangeable-lens
camera. If you have the imagination and the inclination to use them, the
lenses are available.
More about telephotos lenses