Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Wide Angle Lens

  1. #1

    PowerBookG4's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 08, 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,188
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.
    Wide Angle Lens
    Can you put a wide angle lens on any camera to shoot in wide screen..
    there is a camera that I have that you can buy a wide angle lens for does this mean that the aspect ratio will actually change?
    My Website
    Blog
    I love my hosting company!
    I was on the M-F honor roll for Febuary:2006

  2. #2

    surfwax95's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 27, 2005
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    2,406
    Specs:
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    Not every camera has the ability to add lenses or change lenses.

    Is it a still camera or a video camera?
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
    They're - Their - There | Two - Too - To | You're - Your | MAC - Mac
    I was on the M-F honor roll for October, 2006.

  3. #3
    UncSki1218
    Guest
    sounds like hes talking about a video camera. i dont think it actually changes. unless its a really nice camera. the widescreen on most dv cameras just cuts off the top until its the right dimensions.

  4. #4

    PowerBookG4's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 08, 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,188
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.
    Its a video camera..

    Thanks for the info, I was just curious if it was worth the extra $140 for the lens but I guess not becaues i can put it in widescreen now and all it does is cut off the top and the bottom until its the right dimmensions.
    My Website
    Blog
    I love my hosting company!
    I was on the M-F honor roll for Febuary:2006

  5. #5

    surfwax95's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 27, 2005
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    2,406
    Specs:
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    The image is limited to the aspect ratio of the CCD.

    If the CCD is 4:3, the final image will be in 4:3. But a wideangle lens basically "zooms out" more than the cameras stock lens can. They're incredibly useful and can make some really cool looking shots. So a 16:9 wideangle lens will not "chop off" the top and bottom of a 4:3 image, but simply won't expose that part of the CCD.

    $140 seems like a bit much for a wideangle lens, but if it's not that much to you, I would say it would be a great purchase and would make for some very interesting shots.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
    They're - Their - There | Two - Too - To | You're - Your | MAC - Mac
    I was on the M-F honor roll for October, 2006.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Super Wide Angle lense
    By macjuicy23 in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-26-2010, 02:41 PM
  2. IPhoto and wide Angle pictures
    By SnowmanSimon in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-02-2007, 10:57 AM
  3. camcorder/wide angle lense
    By franks21 in forum Archival Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-16-2005, 08:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •