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Old May 26, 2005, 5:33 AM   #1
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I have a query about add-on lenses. Can someone tell me,
what is the difference between a TeleConverter and WideAngle lens? What difference does it make to the picture? Is WideAngle lens good to shoot movies?

How can I get the `cinema effect' to my movies? What lens should I use? Or can I achieve with software?
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Old May 28, 2005, 12:38 AM   #2
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Wide angle lenses will push the field of view away from you and give you a much wider view. The teleconverter will narrow the field of view and make the object of the photo move towards you and appear larger. An example of both in the next three photos. The first is with a wide angle lens.
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Old May 28, 2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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This is with a normal lens at wide angle. Remember I said normal lens. That means the lens that came on the camera. Not an add on lens like the first photo.
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Old May 28, 2005, 12:46 AM   #4
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This one is with the full 10x zoom, 3x digital zoom and a 1.7x teleconverter lens added to the camera.

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I hope that helps you understand the differences.

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That was informative. Thanks for showing them with example.
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You're very welcome. Just to add to the confusion here is a panorama shot using 11 photos taken with the normal lens on the Kodak DX6490. I used Auto-stitch to join the photos.


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