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"Wide angle" photos. . .

Soundburst

In Memoriam
Hey everyone,

I have a Canon SX30is and it has a "30 time zoom wide angle lense". I presume wide angle photos are widescreen as they get more of the peripheral in? I'm just wondering how I get to that mode. . .or are any photos that aren't zoomed in at all wide angle?

Sorry if I'm being a douche :):)
 

shotokan101

Banned
Hey everyone,

I have a Canon SX30is and it has a "30 time zoom wide angle lense". I presume wide angle photos are widescreen as they get more of the peripheral in? I'm just wondering how I get to that mode. . .or are any photos that aren't zoomed in at all wide angle?

Sorry if I'm being a douche :):)

Yes the wide angle mode is achieved when the lens is at it's shortest focal length - completely "unzoomed" :)

Jim
 

RobDickinson

Well-known Member
30 * zoom just refers to the longest focal length fivided by the shortest.

So your camera with 24mm at the wide end will have 720mm at the long end ( perhaps including digital zoom).

(Note these are 35mm frame equivalent focal lengths not the real ones)
 

deantown

Distinguished Member
I have the same camera. I found out how wide the pictures were when reviewing a picture I had taken in a street in New York I pressed the left and right buttons and was amazed how much off the street scene was captured. Love the camera and It has a great zoom as well.
 

shotokan101

Banned
I have the same camera. I found out how wide the pictures were when reviewing a picture I had taken in a street in New York I pressed the left and right buttons and was amazed how much off the street scene was captured. Love the camera and It has a great zoom as well.


Do you mean that it doesn't display a widescreen image on the LCD - you have to scroll ? :confused:

Jim
 

Soundburst

In Memoriam
All the photo's display full screen for me on the LCD.

I don't think any photo's I've taken have been widescreen. . .they're all standard I think
 

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