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    As I am new to photography. I have read some of the guidelines posted but sad to say still confused. If I want to take a far object and wide angle view eg. mountains. which lens can produce sharp images? Need your kind guidance. tks

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    All lenses can produce sharp images. What you need is a wide angle lens, then learn about aperture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    All lenses can produce sharp images. What you need is a wide angle lens, then learn about aperture.
    tks for the tips. are they many types of wide angle lens?
    and how to tell the capability of a lens..eg 18-55, 18-200

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    Welcome to CSA kit lens will do if you do not have a UWA lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings View Post
    tks for the tips. are they many types of wide angle lens?
    and how to tell the capability of a lens..eg 18-55, 18-200
    What system are u using?18-55 is kit lens.18-200 is a all-in-one lens(for travelling)

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    you can google about the lens review.. some website shows sample images and explanation
    Canon Kiss X4 | 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II Kit lens | 50mm f1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleonbus View Post
    What system are u using?18-55 is kit lens.18-200 is a all-in-one lens(for travelling)
    550d What is a kit lens? 18-200 is a wide angle lens? and take far objects?
    sorry for the question
    Last edited by Kings; 10th May 2010 at 04:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    you can google about the lens review.. some website shows sample images and explanation
    thats a good place to start with.
    perhaps i surf around before coming back with my questions, if any
    tks

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    Welcome to CS
    Take the shot!

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    WElcome !!! happy shooting ...
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    Hi Kings, welcome to the club!

    If you want to "take a far object and wide angle view eg. mountains" ... you'd need a telezoom and a wide angle or even ultra wide angle lens.

    The Kit lens of 18-55 is sufficient but the limitations is the degree of zoom that you want. Why don't you try shooting with the 18-55 kit lens to understand the possibilities and limitations of the lens first. And oh yeah, a kit lens is the lens that comes with packaged with the camera body from the manufacturer for you to learn and practice your photography skills.

    Yes, there are many, many types of wide angles from different manufacturers. The difference between an 18-55 and 18-200 is the distance that the 18-200 can zoom to as compared to the 18-55. As both starts at the wide angle of 18mm, they are similar in that end.

    Click on this link to understand the concept of angle of view on lenses. Also, go through the all parts on that link from 1 to the Terminology section to give you a better understanding visually.

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    Just bought my first DSLR camera, Canon 550D. So far...so good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wed101001 View Post
    Just bought my first DSLR camera, Canon 550D. So far...so good...
    Good for you! Welcome to the club! Shoot more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings View Post
    As I am new to photography. I have read some of the guidelines posted but sad to say still confused. If I want to take a far object and wide angle view eg. mountains. which lens can produce sharp images? Need your kind guidance. tks
    Sharp image? Are you thomas123123 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings View Post
    550d What is a kit lens? 18-200 is a wide angle lens? and take far objects?
    sorry for the question
    Kit lens is the lens that came with your camera.E.g 18-55mm,18-135mm or 18-200mm.

    Wide angle lenses refer to 11-16mm,12-24mm or 11-18mm for landscapes.For far objects,you might wanna consider lenses like 70-200mm or fixed focal length lenses like 300mm or 600mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by wed101001 View Post
    Just bought my first DSLR camera, Canon 550D. So far...so good...
    Welcome to CS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings View Post
    As I am new to photography. I have read some of the guidelines posted but sad to say still confused. If I want to take a far object and wide angle view eg. mountains. which lens can produce sharp images? Need your kind guidance. tks
    Try googling hyperfocal focusing. It might be a matter of focus instead of lens sharpness after all. Even your kit lens + hyperfocal focusing can be sharper than lens that cost a few thousand when taking landscapes when you close your aperture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings View Post
    550d What is a kit lens? 18-200 is a wide angle lens? and take far objects?
    sorry for the question
    Have a look at Cambridge in Colour and the tutorials. You need to understand the very basics first before you even think about any different lens. Use your kit lens now, you have paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wed101001 View Post
    Just bought my first DSLR camera, Canon 550D. So far...so good...
    welcome to club..
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