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Old Nov 25, 2003, 2:47 PM   #1
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Default Wide angle on Ultra Zooms

Hi there

I am new to this forum but have been reading avidly in my search for my ideal camera. My choices at this point are the Panasonic FZ10, Olympus C-750 or Kodac DX6490 (in that order and if I can wait till the FZ10 is released here in New Zealand)

What is not discussed here a lot is the wide angle capabilities of these types of camera's for indoor or landscape photography.

FZ10 - 35mm
C-750 - 38mm
DX6490 - 38mm

I assume the difference in zoom is not linear and the additional 3 or even 1 mm of wide angle can make a big difference? I know some camera's have the panoramic function but that is not the ideal.

Would love to hear thoughts and opinions. If shooting in a room, what degree of wide angle would give you more than 90 deg of wide angle?
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Old Nov 30, 2003, 11:45 PM   #2
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With my C-700 I use a .7x wide angle converter which gives around 27mm. Suggest you have a look at the Raynox C-750 page for lens examples, and samples on the C-750:

The 6600Pro is one of the better wide angle lenses with the least amount of barrel distortion.

I can't say how these will work on the Kodak or Panasonic (but should work).
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